A former Newark school board employee has been arrested, accused of using school computers to alter her son's high school transcript while he was applying to colleges and stealing nearly $3,000 in school funds, prosecutors say.
Janita Warner, 38, was taken into custody Wednesday at her new job at an industrial facility in South Brunswick, the Essex County Prosecutor's Office said.
Prosecutors said Warner changed her son's transcript and forwarded it to colleges as part of his application while she was working for the school board.
She's also accused of withdrawing school funds and taking students dues without depositing them while she was treasurer at the Lafayette Street School, according to prosecutors.
Warner is facing charges of theft, theft by failure to make required deposits, forgery and computer crime. She was being held at the Essex County Correctional Facility on $50,000 bail and unavailable for comment. Attorney information wasn't immediately available.