Tuckahoe teacher Dorothy Lepore accused of stealing from school account

Dorothy Lepore is accused of taking over $26K from the Tuckahoe Middle and High School student government organization. (2/27/14)

TUCKAHOE - A Tuckahoe High School math teacher has been charged with grand larceny after being accused of stealing more than $26,000 from a school account.

Dorothy Lepore, of Carmel, was the treasurer for a Tuckahoe Middle and High School student government organization.

Police say she took money from fundraising events for students and used it for her own purposes.

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Yonkers Interim School Superintendent Michael Yazurlo says he knew Lepore when he was in charge of the Tuckahoe district and says the allegations are totally unexpected.

"This is a highly dedicated competent teacher that really cared about the kids and did a very good job," Yazurlo said.

Lepore has been released without bail. If convicted, she could face seven years in prison.

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