Teacher agrees to repay $3,000 in stolen prom money


NORTH ADAMS, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts teacher charged with stealing almost $3,000 in proceeds from prom ticket sales has agreed to repay the money.

The Berkshire Eagle (http://bit.ly/1RPKggC ) reports that Kate Frissell, a former teacher at Hoosac Valley Middle and High School in Cheshire, admitted to sufficient facts to a larceny charge in court on Wednesday. That means while not pleading guilty, she acknowledges prosecutors have enough evidence to convict.

Under a plea deal, the Hinsdale woman must repay the school district $2,629 and was fined $90.

The investigation started in November after another teacher reported funds missing from the Class of 2016 prom ticket sales account while Frissell was serving in a student advisory role.

Prosecutors say the 34-year-old Frissell has been fired.

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Information from: The Berkshire (Mass.) Eagle, http://www.berkshireeagle.com