Laurel Woman Pleads to Theft and Forgery Charges

Kimberly Parker, 49, of Laurel, pled guilty April 15, 2016, to two counts of Felony Theft Greater Than $1500, and one count of Felony Second Degree Forgery.

In December 2015, Parker was employed as a teacher in the Laurel School District. An investigation by Laurel Police showed she stole $2,550 from the Laurel Elementary School, as well as $36,191.42 from the Laurel Education Association, where she was considered a “person of trust.”

At the time of her plea, Parker tendered restitution in the amount of $2,550 for the PTO, and tendered an initial payment of $20,000 for the teachers union.

Parker will be sentenced on June 10, 2016.