Bridgeport school principal appears in court on larceny charge



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BRIDGEPORT, Connecticut — A Bridgeport elementary school principal accused of stealing $10,000 from a school fundraising account and spending part of it in casinos has appeared in court.

Forty-five-year-old Marilyn Taylor did not enter a plea at the brief arraignment on Friday on a charge of first-degree larceny. The Connecticut Post reports (http://bit.ly/1vHPRVd) Judge Kevin Doyle set Jan. 20 for Taylor's next court appearance.

Taylor declined to comment. Her lawyer Edward Vioni said the facts of the case will come out "in due time." He has said Taylor never intended to steal.

She's accused of taking the money from a student fundraising account and spending for personal use, including at casinos in Connecticut and Mississippi.

Interim Schools Superintendent Fran Rabinowitz has said Taylor won't be returning to the school. The school board is expected to take up the matter this month.


Information from: Connecticut Post, http://www.connpost.com

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