The former principal of Western High School was sentenced this week for taking money from students’ activity fund.
Alisha Trusty was sentenced to five years supervised probation, and was ordered to pay restitution of the $53,912.94 she stole. The 39-year-old, who pleaded guilty, received a suspended sentence.
From 2011-2014, Trusty wrote checks and used a debit card straight from the student activity fund to pay for various items. Prosecutors say she paid for various personal items from Target, as well as her BGE bill and 19 nights at a hotel in New Jersey while she was on medical leave.
“It is difficult to imagine a more outrageous violation of trust by a public school principal than Ms. Trusty’s theft of more than $50,000 from her students,” said Maryland State Prosecutor Emmet C. Davitt.
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