$1.5M Worth Of Chicken Wings Stolen By Suburban Chicago School Worker

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The food service director of a school district in a Chicago suburb has been accused of stealing $1.5 million worth of chicken wings, court documents reveal.

Harvey School District employee Vera Liddell, 66, is accused of ordering more than 11,000 cases of chicken wings from the district's supplier and picking up the order in a district van -- but then keeping the wings for herself. "The food was never brought to the school or provided to the students," reads a statement filed by prosecutors.

Liddell's scam was discovered after a mid-year audit revealed two things: the district was already $300,000 over budget, and there'd been multiple orders placed for chicken wings, prosecutors say. “[The auditor] discovered individual invoices signed by Liddell for massive quantities of chicken wings, an item that was never served to students because they contain bones," prosecutors write.

It's unclear what Liddell did with the chicken wings.

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