Police: Lunch ladies' money stolen during break-ins | News
(WMC-TV) - Memphis police are investigating the theft of school lunch money from four Mid-South schools. The theft is not from the students, but the actual schools.
Food, computers, equipment are left alone, with the exception for the lunch ladies ability to make change.
Over the weekend someone broke into four Nutbush schools, all within minutes of each other.
At Kingsbury Elementary, someone popped open a window, unlocked the door, and walked in the building. At Wells Station Elementary, police say the suspect had a code to the school.
In all four break-ins, the only thing missing seemed to be the lunch ladies' lunch money.
According to the Shelby County School system, cafeteria offices keep a small amount of start-up cash with which to begin each day.
The exact amount swiped over the weekend is unknown. But in general, district officials say elementary schools have about $20 in the register. High schools between a $100- and $150.
If all the registers were completely wiped out, the district estimates the loss at roughly $230.
Police lifted possible fingerprints from the door at Kingsbury Elementary.
MPD, the Shelby County Sheriff's department, and the district's security are all investigating.
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