(Media release from the Floyd County Police Department):
The Floyd County Police is proud to announce the recovery of $189,334.35 that was stolen from the Floyd County Schools.
Immediately following the report of the theft of $194,672.76 on June 7 by Floyd County Schools Superintendent, Dr. Glenn White, it was discovered the school system had fallen victim to a business email compromise. Soon after taking the report, the Criminal Investigation Division immediately began an investigation and obtained court documents to “follow the money.” It was discovered that the funds were transferred to Lakeside National Bank, located in Texas and had moved between accounts. The full cooperation of Lakeside National Bank, who had already noticed suspicious activity in an account and put safeguards in place, aided greatly in the recovery of the funds.
Any case involving the wired transfer of funds is difficult to solve and time is of the essence. Without Dr. White’s immediate actions to report the crime, the bank account that was seized by the Floyd County Police could have been depleted. As the investigation continues, and with the continued assistance of Lakeside National Bank, the investigation could lead to the recovery of the remaining $5,338.41.