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Moon Area School Board votes to fire former secretary

| Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010

The Moon Area School Board voted last night to fire a former high school secretary and bookkeeper who was convicted of skimming thousands of dollars from student club accounts.

Audrey Quel, 42, of Moon faces sentencing March 9 in Allegheny County court after being convicted last month on three counts of theft.

Assistant District Attorney Bill Becker argued at trial that Quel stole $29,310.

After her conviction, Common Pleas Judge Joseph K. Williams revoked Quel's bond and sent her to jail.

The board voted 8-0 to fire Quel, with board member Rose Varsanik absent.

Quel worked for the district for 14 years before becoming secretary in August 2007. She handled checks, cash and coins that students raised in groups such as the French Club and activities such as homecoming dances and sporting events.

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