Freeburg woman pleads guilty to stealing from schools

A resident of Freeburg pled guilty on Nov. 9 to committing bank fraud in connection with her former employer.

According to court documents, Michelle Miller, 45, worked as a business manager for two Belleville area schools, St. Teresa’s and St. Luke’s. When she pled guilty, Miller admitted using her position to commit fraud: she wrote checks from the schools’ accounts to herself, she made excess salary payments to herself, and she wrote checks to petty cash and pocketed the money.

For more on this case, please see this week’s print edition.