The state inspector common is probing the disappearance of at the very least $one hundred sixty,000 from the Metropolis School bursar’s workplace, sources stated Thursday.
Joe Boselli, the varsity’s bursar, has been positioned on administrative depart.
Joann Klinkert, one other worker within the workplace who’s on trip, is predicted to be positioned on depart subsequent week, the sources stated.
“The entire campus is abuzz,” stated one supply.
The lacking $one hundred sixty,000 represents receipts taken in between roughly 2014 and 2016, the supply stated, noting that investigators are nonetheless making an attempt to find out whether or not additional cash vanished.
A state official confirmed Thursday that a probe is underway, however declined to offer particulars.
A Metropolis School vice chairman knowledgeable Klinkert and different bursar’s workplace staffers Tuesday that an investigation was underway — simply in the future earlier than Klinkert went on trip, she advised The Publish Thursday.
Klinkert wouldn’t present the identify of the VP, however stated the one element he gave them was that Boselli was on depart.
“We have been all in shock,” she stated of stories of the probe. “I’ve no information of something.”
She hung up the telephone earlier than The Publish might ask comply with-up questions.
An Oct. four e-mail despatched by Metropolis School and signed by interim president Vince Boudreau alluded to Boselli’s absence with out mentioning him by identify.
“That is to advise you that, efficient instantly, Anthony Ricca will briefly serve within the capability of Appearing Bursar,” Boudreau wrote within the e-mail.
Boudreau is listed on the varsity’s web site as one other bursar’s workplace worker.
Boselli didn’t return messages.
Officers at Metropolis School and CUNY, which oversees the Harlem faculty, additionally didn’t return messages.
The lacking cash is simply the newest in a string of scandals which have rocked the general public college.
In February, a former assistant athletic director at Baruch School was charged with stealing greater than $500,000 in facility rental charges from the varsity.
And former Metropolis School President Lisa Coico stepped down final yr amid a federal probe into alleged monetary misconduct.