Former K.B. Sutton Elementary Principal, Joseph Parlier is accused of spending Monroe County education funds on himself.
Parlier served as the principal of K.B. Sutton Elementary School for two years.
When the school board notified authorities in early June, deputies discovered more than $6,000 in fraudulent items claimed on travel vouchers that were reimbursed to him.
Monroe County Schools Superintendent, Anthony Pack says he's disappointed and the real victims of the alleged crime are the children.
"Yes it's a shock, we expect all of our administrators and our teachers and our staff to adhere to the code of ethics and do the things they're supposed to do. Because our job is to take care of children and the money we have is to be used for the kids and for their benefit," said Pack.
The Monroe County Sheriff's Office would not say what exactly Parlier spent the money on, but the investigation remains ongoing.
"What our investigation uncovered were six separate incidents where the former employee submitted travel vouchers but what he was submitting them for was either the wrong amount or a larger amount," said Allison Selman-Willis from the Monroe County Sheriff's Office.
Parlier turned himself into the sheriff's office Tuesday, and was released on a $15,000 bond. He resigned from his position in April to take a different job, not in the school system.