(Cleveland) – A former employee of the Strongsville City Schools has been charged with theft, and tampering with records, after prosecutors say he ordered $65,000 worth of items through the school district, but took all of them to his home.
Robert Schwerman was the Strongsville district’s maintenance foreman, and had the authority to purchase all of these items without outside approval.
Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael O’Malley says the items purchased by Schwerman, and taken to his home, include a whole house generator, a furnace, an air conditioner, a $20,000 ATV, materials to build a carport, chain saws, leaf blowers, and a riding lawnmower.
O’Malley says a tip led them to the investigation in which the items were found in Schwerman’s home after a search warrant was obtained.
If found guilty, Schwerman could receive three years in prison on each charge that he faces.