Former College Station ISD employee arrested for allegedly stealing school funds

Police say thousands of fundraising dollars for student activities were missing from accounts.
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Published: Sep. 20, 2023 at 10:54 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 20, 2023 at 12:57 PM CDT
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COLLEGE STATION, Texas (KBTX) - College Station police say Audrea Constancio, 55, of Bryan allegedly pocketed more than $28,000 over a four-year period.

According to arrest documents, Constancio worked as a secretary to the principal at College View High School from November 2017 until she resigned in January 2023.

After resigning from the school, district representatives discovered thousands of dollars missing from a fundraising account.

Authorities say several cash reporting forms from that fundraiser and handled by Constancio over the years were found in boxes marked to be shredded.

Those included forms from fundraising projects put on by the school as well as from football games.

One of the school’s largest fundraising events every year consists of selling parking spaces at the school for people attending Texas A&M University football games.

That money would go to a fund for student activities.

According to the arrest report, Constancio admitted she took at least $8,000 in cash but hoped to pay it back.

According to the arrest report, it was discovered that the school district was missing $28,494 but it is suspected “that much more than this was missing but from what forms were recovered, this was the amount that was positively known to be missing.”

Constancio is facing two charges including theft of property.

She was released Tuesday on bonds totaling $14,000.