An East Burke High School teacher has been arrested for submitting nearly $1,500 dollars worth of false receipts for reimbursement.
Hampton Marshall Boggs, age 30 of Valdese, North Carolina, was arrested on 6 felony counts of receiving property under false pretenses.
The East Burke High teacher had been employed with the Burke County school district since 2013.
Boggs was an English teacher and wrestling coach at East Burke High School.
Hampton Boggs was suspended on August 18th and he later resigned on September 14th.
According to a statement by Burke County schools, “Because he resigned without a prior agreement from the superintendent, he voluntarily surrendered his teaching license pending an investigation by the North Carolina Board of Education.”
It is unclear if the district has reported Bogg’s contract breaking resignation to the Department of Public Instruction or the State Board of Education. As of this article going to press, Boggs has not yet appeared on the state’s teacher license revocation page.
The Burke County Schools statement also said that, Burke County Public Schools undergoes extensive financial audits annually, follows strict accounting guidelines and has checks and balances in place to prevent and/or detect the mishandling of funds.”
It was apparently an audit which caught the false receipts submitted by Boggs.
A check of criminal and public records revealed that Boggs has been charged with at least two DWI’s in the last two years and multiple charges of speeding and for expired tags and registration.
The East Burke High teacher’s run-ins with law enforcement date back to 2012.
- April 12, 2016 – DWI, expired tags/registration, expired inspection tag (Voluntary Dismissal by DA)
- February 7, 2015 – Failure to reduce speed
- April 1, 2015 – DWI, Driving Left of Center, Civil Revocation of Drivers License
- April 2, 2013 – Speeding (Voluntary Dismissal by DA)
- July 2, 2012 – Improper use of traffic lane, expired tags/registration
- April 17, 2012 – Expired tags/registration
Boggs is the 43rd teacher arrest American Lens has tracked since the beginning of 2017.
Last month, a Burke county middle school teacher named Michael Lowman was charged with 1 felony count indecent liberties with a minor and 2 counts felony sexual exploitation of a minor.
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