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Worst way to spend embezzled funds

A former secretary at a New York City high school is facing $9,000 in fines for inappropriately spending public dollars, mostly on fast food and "dozens of visits to McDonald's," according to the New York Daily News.

Kappry Vera resigned from Manhattan's Urban Assembly School for Construction and Design in August 2011 when school officials started investigating her suspicious spending, according to the Daily News. The school's principal noticed "questionable purchases" on the city-funded credit card intended for school purchases.

The purchases totaled more than $3,000 in personal spending between August 2009 and May 2011. Vera dropped hundreds of dollars at joints like Subway and Burger King. Trips to McDonald's, up to four times a day, totaled $765. Read more.

McDonald's FOUR TIMES a day? Can you think of worse ways to spend embezzled funds?



Huckleberries Online

D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.