Prosecutors Say LAUSD Police Officer Stole $27,000

A Los Angeles Schools police officer is accused of pilfering tens of thousands of dollars from the district through a payroll scheme that earned her numerous hours in unworked overtime.

Juliana Casique, 34, has been charged with four counts of grand theft and one count of forgery by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.

“Casique is accused of manipulating the timekeeping and payroll systems of the Los Angeles Unified School District,” according to a statement from the DA’s office. “She allegedly was paid on 63 occasions between 2014 and 2017 for shifts and overtime she did not work.”

The total theft came out to around $27,000.

If convicted, the officer could face up to five years and eight months in state prison.