Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Probation Advised In Case.

Byline: Jeremy Pawloski Journal Staff Writer

Ex-School Worker Has Repaid Money

A former Bernalillo Public Schools employee accused of embezzling $4,291 from the district has been recommended for a probationary program for first offenders after paying the money back, an assistant district attorney said.

Debbie A. Rostro, 41, is facing a charge of embezzlement of more than $2,500, a third-degree felony.

According to Rostro's probable-cause statement filed in January:

In September, a Bernalillo Schools official acting on behalf of Superintendent Gary Dwyer reported to police that there was a shortage of money from the schools' gate receipts. …

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