A British principal who earned a $300,000 salary allegedly used the school credit card to buy condoms.
Richard Gilliland, 64, is accused of using the card to spend thousands of dollars on personal items including a spa pool, a gazebo and pieces of technology.
Gilliland was chief executive of the Priory Federation of Academies (PFA), a group of schools in Lincolnshire, England.
He allegedly used money from the school bank’s account to buy items including three DVD players, an Apple iPad 2, a Kindle and an Apple iPod classic as well as video games and a motorcycle security chain.
Prosecutor David Allan said Gilliland was motivated by “greed,” according to Mirror Online.
“It seems that he believed he was the PFA and that the PFA’s money was his,” he said.
Gilliland is accused of adding the PFA’s credit card details to his personal Amazon account before going on a spending spree.
“As a result he became absolutely reckless as to what expenses were his,” Allan said.
“It seems that Mr. Gilliland could be an arrogant, aggressive bully.”
Gilliland is also accused of employing his convict son Kia Richardson after arranging for the results of his criminal records check to be concealed. The 29-year-old should not have been employed by a school due to convictions for drug possession and flashing a 14-year-old girl.
“Mr. Gilliland’s son had convictions for possession of heroin and for flashing and masturbating in public,” Allan noted.
Gilliland denies six charges of fraud by abuse of position.
British Principal Who Earned $300,000 Salary Accused Of Spending School Funds On Condoms