TROY — Former Piqua City Schools food service director Terri L. Meyer, 53, entered into no contest plea to be charged in the indictment of allegedly embezzling over $41,000 in vending machine funds from the district.
Meyer was presented in the Miami County Common Pleas Court on Monday to Judge Christopher Gee. Gee discussed all that applies when Meyer enters into no contest plea, such as there will be no trial and she must be found guilty.
According to a press release from PCS, red flags rose when a reconciliation of the vending machine funds did not correctly match. The funds were later tracked to Meyer, and resulted in the district immediately placing Meyer on administrative leave and was prohibited from any further contact with district accounts.
Meyer’s crime is a felony of the fourth degree and can potentially be in prison for up to 18 months, with a fine of $5,000 for her actions. Upon release, she would be on post release control for up to three years. Instead of imprisonment, the court can consider community control or probation.
Meyer resigned from her position on March 19. She began working with the district in November 1998 as a substitute food service employee and was hired full-time in October 2001. In August 2005, she became the food secretary and was promoted to food service director in December 2007.
Meyers is to return to court on Aug. 31 to follow up on the case.