MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A former Holt High School principal and his wife have been arrested in the ongoing probe of Alabama's community college system.
The Opelika couple, 74-year-old Jimmie Clements and 52-year-old Dana Clements, are charged with theft of checks or money valued at more than $2,500 from the state and from Southern Union Community College.
They also are charged with theft by deception of checks or money valued at more than $2,500, also from Southern Union, which has campuses in Opelika, Wadley and Valley. They were released from the Lee County Jail Monday on $20,000 bond each.
The Clements were named in a Department of Postsecondary Education report issued in the fall of 2007 that outlined allegations of wrongdoing at the two-year college while Susan Salatto was president.
If convicted, the couple could spend up to 20 years in prison on each count.
Photo Source: Lee County Sheriff's Office