Former Kansas school worker accused of stealing $12,500 from district

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OLATHE, Kan. (AP) -

Court records say a former suburban Kansas City school district employee fraudulently used the district's credit card to make community college payments for her child and to buy clothes, food and gas.

The Kansas City Star reports that the charging affidavit was released Tuesday for 42-year-old Mikita Watson-Burton, who is charged with felony theft. Her attorney didn't immediately return a phone message from The Associated Press.

She left her job in August as the secretary of elementary services for the Shawnee Mission School District.

Court documents say another employee discovered odd expenditure in August, triggering an audit. The affidavit says 174 unauthorized charges totaling $12,500 were found, including five community college payments.

The affidavit says she met with a detective in January and admitted to making the purchases.

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