Sumner County educating assistant accused of stealing bank card from particular training trainer

SUMNER COUNTY, Tennessee (WKRN) – A Sumner County teaching assistant who worked with special needs children was fired and arrested after he was accused of stealing a credit card from a teacher in his own classroom.

According to Sumner County investigators, the crime allegedly occurred on August 5th.

According to the affidavit, 35-year-old Le’Marvin Lofton went into the desk drawer where the special education teacher kept her purse.

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The affidavit claims that Lofton, who was hired over the summer, took her credit card out of her purse and then bought it for five days until the teacher noticed the card was being taken.

According to an affidavit, the teacher and students left the classroom shortly after noon on August 5th. The investigator said Lofton was in the class, then stopped and returned to the classroom. He was in the classroom for about 30 seconds before leaving.

The now-dismissed teaching assistant was seen on video using the stolen loan at Red Carpet Liquors in Gallatin, not far from the school.

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The report says Lofton Gray bought Goose, Deep Eddy Lemon Vodka, Crown Royal Black, and Jose Cuervo Silver Tequila valued at $ 124.48.

Over the next five days, the card was used 22 times for a total of $ 806. The card was used 13 times on Aug. 7 alone, including $ 240 at Tootsie’s in Nashville.

The card was also used in fast food restaurants such as Taco Bell and Burger King. Jewelry and clothing were also bought at Walmart.

When informed of the alleged events, Joan Latimer, a buyer at Red Carpet Liquors, said so.

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“I thought it was pretty awful. If you can’t afford it yourself, you’re not taking someone’s card to buy it. “

News 2 went to Lofton’s house, a stone’s throw from middle school, where he taught for two weeks. Nobody opened the door when we knocked.

“It’s sad,” said Latimer, adding, “Teachers don’t make enough money anyway. She will no doubt deny the allegations, but still sadly. If it’s not yours, don’t take it. “

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Lofton is charged with under $ 1,000 theft and fraudulent use of a credit card. Lofton has no history of arrests in Sumner County or Davidson Counties.


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