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Tue Jan 31, 2023, 05:42 PM

Suburban School Worker Stole 11K Cases of Chicken Wings in $1.5M Embezzlement Scheme: Court Docs

Such an unusual Story.


Prosecutors allege Vera Liddell placed hundreds of unauthorized orders for food items, particularly chicken wings, between July 2020 and February 2022.

Cook County prosecutors have charged the former head of food services at a south suburban school district of engaging in a massive embezzlement scheme in which she allegedly stole more than 11,000 cases of chicken wings and $1.5 million in taxpayer funds over a 19-month period, court documents revealed.

Vera Liddell, who worked as the director of food services at Harvey School District 152, was charged with felony continuing financial crimes enterprise and theft exceeding $1,000,000, also a felony, according to a proffer filed in Cook County Circuit Court.

Prosecutors allege Liddell placed hundreds of unauthorized orders for food items, particularly chicken wings, with the district's main supplier, Gordon Food Services, from July 2020 to February 2022. While Liddell placed the orders separate from the district's legitimate orders, Gordon Food Services billed the school district for the items, believing Liddell was authorized to make the purchases on its behalf, court documents state.

https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/suburban-school-cafeteria-worker-stole-11k-cases-of-chicken-wings-in-1-5m-embezzlement-scheme-prosecutors/3058487/?amp=1

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Reply Suburban School Worker Stole 11K Cases of Chicken Wings in $1.5M Embezzlement Scheme: Court Docs (Original post)
jimfields33 Jan 2023 OP
Turbineguy Jan 2023 #1
inthewind21 Jan 2023 #2
Ohio Joe Jan 2023 #3
Talitha Jan 2023 #9
Meadowoak Jan 2023 #4
bucolic_frolic Jan 2023 #5
SYFROYH Jan 2023 #6
Karma13612 Jan 2023 #7
dembotoz Jan 2023 #8
Igel Jan 2023 #13
lame54 Jan 2023 #10
ZonkerHarris Jan 2023 #11
BlueWaveNeverEnd Jan 2023 #12

Response to jimfields33 (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2023, 05:44 PM

1. Buffalo wings addict?

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Response to jimfields33 (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2023, 05:48 PM

2. That's

a very lot of chicken wings!

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Response to jimfields33 (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2023, 05:51 PM

3. The article does not say... I assume the wings were then sold...

So that means there is a 'hot wings' joke here somewhere

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Response to Ohio Joe (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 31, 2023, 07:51 PM

9. **snort**

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Response to jimfields33 (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2023, 05:51 PM

4. I bet Vera is a Trump Republican, willing to sacrifice your

Social security because of govt. Waste.

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Response to jimfields33 (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2023, 05:53 PM

5. Obsessive-Compulsive Chicken Wing Reorder Disorder

She wasn't in it for the heatlth food! How do you dispose of 11,000 cases? Charity, food distribution, wholesale, deals with local markets?

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Response to jimfields33 (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2023, 05:56 PM

6. Chicken wings are super expensive these days.


$3-5 per pound uncooked and unseasoned.

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Response to jimfields33 (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2023, 06:06 PM

7. That's where all the wings have gone!

And thatís why they are so freakiní expensive when you do find some!

Half joking, half serious.

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Response to jimfields33 (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2023, 06:15 PM

8. wonder if it will come out who bought the wings

imagine paying top dollar for school lunch program quality wings.

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Response to dembotoz (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 31, 2023, 10:30 PM

13. That needed a warning.

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Response to jimfields33 (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2023, 08:02 PM

10. 2 Boobs short of a Hooters

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Response to jimfields33 (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2023, 08:36 PM

11. I see your chicken wings and call with 1.2 million in stolen fajitas...

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/fajita-heist-texas-man-sentenced-50-years-stealing-1-2-n868451
When sentenced on Friday, Escamilla was also served with the maximum fine of $10,000 on top of the $1,251,578.72 he was ordered to pay back for the cost of the fajitas, officials said.

According to The Brownsville Herald, Escamilla's scheme unraveled last August after a delivery driver with Labatt Food Service phoned the detention center to give kitchen employees a heads up that an 800-pound delivery of fajitas had arrived.

Employees immediately thought the delivery to be suspicious as minors at the detention center are not served fajitas, however the delivery driver insisted that had been delivering fajitas to the detention center's kitchen for the past nine years.

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Response to jimfields33 (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2023, 09:09 PM

12. "chicken wings, an item that typically wouldn't be served to students because they contain bones"

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