OIG Investigative Reports, DISD Employee Arrested on Charges in Federal Indictment Skip to main contentAbout UsContact UsFAQs Language Assistance Englishespañol中文: 繁體版Việt-ngữ한국어TagalogРусский U.S. Department of Education Search for: Toggle navigation U.S. Department of Education Student Loans Grants Laws Data About ED OFFICES Home Reports & Resources Programs/Initiatives News Office Contacts Investigative Report U.S. Department of Justice United States Attorney Northern District of Texas FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 8, 2006 1100 Commerce St., 3rd Fl. Dallas, Texas 75242-1699 CONTACT: Telephone (214) 659-8600 Fax (214) 767-0978 Website: http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/txs DISD Employee Arrested on Charges in Federal Indictment Marsha August Ollison, an employee of the Dallas Independent School District, (DISD) was arrested this morning on charges outlined in a federal indictment that was returned by a grand jury in Dallas earlier this week, and unsealed today, announced United States Attorney Richard B. Roper. Agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested Ollison at her home in The Colony, Texas, without incident. She will appear this afternoon before United States Magistrate Judge Wm. F. Sanderson, Jr. for her initial appearance. U.S. Attorney Roper praised the investigative efforts of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Department of Education - Office of Inspector General, and stated that the investigation is ongoing. The indictment charges Ollison, age 43, with three counts of Theft from an Organization Receiving Federal Funds, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 666(a)(1)(A). If convicted on all charges, Ollison faces a maximum statutory sentence of 30 years imprisonment, a $750,000.00 fine, and restitution. According to the indictment, Ollison was an agent of the Dallas Independent School District (DISD), working as an employee in the administrative office. DISD issued credit cards, also known as procurement cards (P-Cards) for use by DISD employees and DISD funds were used to pay for purchases made with P-Cards. DISD employees, including Ollison, were instructed in a Procurement Card Manual that P-Cards were "for district purchases only." In fact, DISD employees, including Ollison, signed Procurement Cardholder Agreement Forms that stated, "I understand that under no circumstances will I use the procurement card to make personal purchases, either for others, or myself." The indictment alleges that during 2004, 2005 and 2006, Ollison embezzled and stole property valued at $15,000 or more by purchasing numerous personal items for her own use and for the use of another person with a P-Card issued to her by DISD. An indictment is an accusation by a federal grand jury and a defendant is entitled to the presumption of innocence unless proven guilty. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Lynn Hastings. Top Printable view Share this page Last Modified: 09/11/2006 How Do I Find... Student loans, forgiveness College accreditation No Child Left Behind FERPA FAFSA 1098-E Tax Form 2015 Budget Proposal More > Information About... Transforming Teaching Family and Community Engagement Early Learning K-12 Reforms More > Connect Facebook Twitter YouTube Email RSS Google+ More > MISUSED FOIA OIG Fraud Hotline Our mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access. Student Loans Repaying Loans Defaulted Loans Loan Forgiveness Loan Servicers Grants & Programs Apply for Pell Grants Grants Forecast Open Grant Competitions Find Grant Programs by Eligibility Laws & Guidance No Child Left Behind FERPA Civil Rights Data & Research Education Statistics Postsecondary Education Data State Education Data Nation's Report Card What Works Clearinghouse About Us Contact Us ED Offices Jobs News FAQs Budget, Performance Notices FOIAPrivacySecurityInformation qualityInspector GeneralWhitehouse.govUSA.govBenefits.govRegulations.gov
DISD Employee Arrested on Charges in Federal Indictment. Dallas, TX, September 8, 2006
Published by the Department of Education, Office of Inspector General on 2006-09-08.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report.