Thursday, February 2, 2023

Court docs: Former Lafayette High School principal indicted on embezzlement charge

Kimberly Hollemon submitted her resignation as principal of Lafayette High School on May 2. (WYDaily/Courtesy of LHSPrin_WJCC Twitter)

The former Lafayette High School principal allegedly embezzled more than $500, court records show.

Kimberly Hollemon, 49, was indicted by a grand jury on one charge of embezzlement Wednesday in the Williamsburg-James City County Circuit Court.

Details in court records were slim Thursday morning, but the indictment states the embezzlement allegedly occurred between July 1, 2018 and April 1.

The indictment does not specify who or where the property or money came from, but Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools spokeswoman Eileen Cox said police were notified after the school division identified “spending irregularities” at the high school.

James City County Police told WYDaily in May that “an employee” was allegedly using the school-issued credit card for personal purchases.

Hollemon resigned from her position as principal of Lafayette High School on May 2, after the school placed her on administrative leave.

“Any questions about the subsequent investigation or charges need to be directed to the police department or Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office,” Cox said.

The division’s former math coordinator, Daniel Miani, is now principal at the high school.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing is the Assistant Editor at WYDaily. Sarah was born in the state of Maine, grew up along the coast, and attended college at the University of Maine at Orono. Sarah left Maine in October 2015 when she was offered a job at a newspaper in West Point, Va. Courts, crime, public safety and civil rights are among Sarah’s favorite topics to cover. She currently covers those topics in Williamsburg, James City County and York County. Sarah has been recognized by other news organizations, state agencies and civic groups for her coverage of a failing fire-rescue system, an aging agriculture industry and lack of oversight in horse rescue groups. In her free time, Sarah enjoys lazing around with her two cats, Salazar and Ruth, drinking copious amounts of coffee and driving places in her white truck.

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