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Inglewood school board member charged with embezzlement

November 19, 2009 |  2:47 pm

An Inglewood school board member is scheduled to be arraigned on charges she embezzled several thousand dollars from the Inglewood Unified School District.

Trina Williams, 49, allegedly overcharged the district $7,500 for training and traveling expenses over the span of more than a year beginning in June 2007, according to the L.A. County district attorney’s office. If she is convicted, she faces up to four years in prison.

An audit by the Los Angeles County Office of Education submitted in July exposed the alleged crime.

Williams, who was arrested earlier this month, will be arraigned Dec. 4 on one felony count of misappropriation of public funds. She is free on bail.

-- Robert Faturechi