Charter school audit scheduled for release Friday

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - New information on the criminal investigation underway at Patrick Henry Charter School — an audit concerning the student activities and meal funds should be released Friday.

The review was actually requested in April by Principal Pamela Boyd who came under scrutiny for how the money was managed.

Virginia State Police are now investigating possible embezzlement.

We first told you about this investigation Wednesday.

Police were tipped off by the school's former treasurer back in March.

Late Thursday afternoon, the school issued a statement saying it put "new procedures" in place in May, after an initial audit.

It also says it will cooperate fully with the State Police investigation about how the school has been taking in and using money from the student activity fund.

According to the Times-Dispatch, the report expected from Richmond's internal auditor is the latest step in answering some questions that were raised as early as January.

A Richmond school spokesperson says one alarming concern is how many people touched the cash coming into the school.

We will continue to follow this story and bring you the latest details throughout the day.

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