‘Lunch lady’ helped herself to thousands, Chesterfield police say


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CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) – Lunch lady Tabitha Heyman was tasked with collecting cash from students in the lunch line at Monacan High School, but Chesterfield police said she periodically stuffed her pockets with the lunch money.

A police source told CBS 6 Heyman, 42, is accused of pocketing more than $4,000.

“Who’s counting the beans?” asked Langston Walker whose son is a sophomore at Monacan High. “That’s what I want to know.”

His son’s lunch is charged to his debit card now, but it wasn’t that way at the beginning of the school year.

“I used to send him with cash,” Walker said.  “Now I’m glad I don’t.”

Police said they believe the pilfering started the first day of school and went on for months.

“People make mistakes,” said CBS 6 legal expert Todd Stone.  “But when it’s done over and over again, judges take that…

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