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Remember that ex-Lafayette High School principal indicted on an embezzlement charge? She was sentenced this week

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

The former Lafayette High School principal indicted last year on a single count of embezzlement (over $500), was sentenced Wednesday.

Online court records indicated the case involving Kimberly Hollemon, 50, moved with a guilty plea.

She received a 10-year prison sentence, but a judge suspended nine years, 11 months and 25 days of that term and placed Hollemon under probation for 10 years.

She also was ordered to pay $3,425.57 in restitution, according to court documents.

According to the indictment, the embezzlement happened between July 1, 2018 and April 1, 2019.

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

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

Hollemon resigned from her position as principal of Lafayette High School on May 2, 2019 after the school placed her on administrative leave.

Daniel Miani is now principal of Lafayette High.

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John Mangalonzo (john@localdailymedia.com) is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.

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