Florida principal accused of stealing $900 in cash brought to class by special needs student

Posted at 1:06 PM, Nov 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-10 14:06:16-05

(WFLA) The principal of a Florida elementary school is accused of stealing money that a student brought to school.

Pasco County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested Edward Ebernathy, 50, on a charge of Grand Theft. Ebernathy is the principal at Connerton Elementary School in Land O' Lakes.

Investigators say on October 23rd, a 9-year-old special needs student brought $2,100 to school. The money belonged to the boy's parents.

When teachers realized what the boy had done, they took the money and counted it, then took it to the principal's office.

When the mother of the student went to get the money, investigators say the principal gave her only $1,200.