A neighbor’s lost reputation
I grew up in a small town of about 2,000 people. My high school graduating class size was 63. It was a small, tight-knit community and still is. I don’t live there anymore, but enjoy my visits back.
There was a woman who worked in the high school office for over 40 years. I knew her well and waited on her often at the restaurant that I worked at in that small town when I was in high school. I knew her kids growing up. She was a nice sweet woman.
She recently pleaded guilty to embezzling over a million dollars from the high school over the period of about a decade. Along with my former community members, I’m shocked. No one ever suspected her of such a thing. Now, instead of enjoying her retirement years, she may serve the rest of her life in prison.