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Three charged with stealing $28k from Berea schools
The trio submitted false documents for medical cost reimbursements
Story by AKILAH PORTER


 
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Former Berea Schools Treasurer Randal Scherf has been indicted, along with two others, in a scheme to steal 28-thousand dollars from the school system.

Scherf and his wife, Jennifer, are charged with submitting falsified documents for reimbursement of medical costs from 2009 to 2102.  Also indicted is Randal Scherf’s business partner and friend Michael Langford.  He was hired to administer a reimbursement program for the Berea school district, but instead the money went to Scherf’s own company, Harbor Point.

A warrant has been issued for Randal Scherf.  He, his wife, and Langford are all scheduled for arraignment on Thursday, April 25.

The Plain Dealer reports that, in 2004, Scherf was accused of collecting about 37-thousand in unauthorized pay and benefits from the Fairborn School District, where he worked prior to Berea. He disputed the findings at the time.

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