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Indictment: Ex-Prep AD Used Position for Personal Gain

Paul Steinbach

Chauncey Shines, the former athletic director at Brewbaker Technology Magnet High School in Montgomery, Ala., was indicted by a grand jury Monday and booked into the Montgomery County Detention Center on the charge of using his position for personal gain.

As reported by the Montgomery Advertiser, Shines was identified in a February 2020 audit, among several others, as having misused school funds and ordered by the chief examiner to repay $45,908.72.

The audit showed Shines purchases with school funds included payments to a strip club; purchases at a local bar; payments for online gaming and video sites; purchases at grocery stores, restaurants and gas stations; payments to a credit card company; purchases at a pharmacy; payments to family members and payments to a collection agency.

He was among five other MPS employees who were identified as misusing funds in the audit, adding up to over $700,000 between October 2017 through September 2018. Shines is the fifth to be criminally charged. One employee, who was found to have misused funds but not for personal gain, has since repaid the money and will not face criminal charges.

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