Tulsa schools ex-AD waives grand jury proceedings

Feb 13, 2013

Credit Tulsa Public Schools

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A former Tulsa Public Schools athletic director accused of stealing more than $5,000 from the district has waived her right to have her case presented to a federal grand jury.

Stephanie Spring was charged last month with misapplication of federal funds. Prosecutors allege that Spring deposited more than $5,000 belonging to the school into her personal bank account. Prosecutors say the money should have been deposited in the district's general fund.

The Tulsa World reports that Spring signed a form Tuesday waiving her right to have the case present to a federal grand jury, which could choose to indict her. Her attorney, Allen Smallwood, declined to say whether Spring planned to plead guilty to the charge.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Vicki Zemp Behenna also declined to comment.