Cafeteria lady in Georgia escapes jail time

A former cafeteria manager pleaded guilty to stealing nearly $120,000 from a Georgia high school over a five year period.

Brenda Watts on Friday admitted to one charge of theft by conversion after stealing money from North Springs High School students and depositing the cash into her bank account, according to Channel 2 Action News.  

Watts was originally arrested in January 2014 after a whistleblower came forward and exposed the scam, which authorities believe amounted to $300 per day. 

Brenda Watts pleaded guilty to stealing nearly $120,000 over a five year period on Friday

Brenda Watts pleaded guilty to stealing nearly $120,000 over a five year period on Friday

Position of trust: Brenda Watts, former cafeteria manager at North Spring High School in Fulton County, is alleged to have taken around $300 a day for at least five years from payments made for food

Position of trust: Brenda Watts, former cafeteria manager at North Spring High School in Fulton County, is alleged to have taken around $300 a day for at least five years from payments made for food

That amounts to $1,500 a week and potentially more than $50,000 a year. 

'I saw wrongdoing, so I

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