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2 ex-employees of closed Goodyear school indicted for fraud

Posted at 6:48 AM, Jan 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-10 08:48:40-05

PHOENIX (AP) - Authorities say two former employees of a closed charter school in Goodyear have been indicted for fraud.

The Arizona Attorney General's Office says a state grand jury has indicted Harold Cadiz and Joann Vega for their alleged roles in the fraud case.

Prosecutors say the $2.2 million fraud involved the use of fake students at the Bradley Academy of Excellence that closed its doors last January.

Cadiz had been the academy's principal and Vega was the registrar.

Authorities say the two conspired with other school officials and employees to over-report the number of enrolled students to the Arizona Department of Education in the 2016-17 and 2017-18 school years.

It was unclear Wednesday if either Cadiz or Vega have lawyers yet.