A Wilton, Connecticut teacher was arrested last Monday for stealing $190 from another teacher’s purse.
Susan Dinnean resigned from her job earlier this week after she was caught on surveillance camera taking the money from the purse.
Wilton police were called to Middlebrook Middle School on October 15, after a teacher reported that two $50 bills were taken from her wallet.
The teacher, whose name has not been released, told police she had left her purse in a drawer while attending a two-hour meeting and when she returned, the money was gone.
On October 21, police were called to the school again, after the same teacher noticed that $70 was taken from her purse while she was attending a half-hour assembly.
The next day, while an officer was reviewing the security tape, the same teacher told him that $20 was missing from her wallet.
While watching the tape, the officer saw Dinnean, 55, walked behind the desk where the teacher’s purse was, crouched down and appeared to open a drawer on the right side of the desk, and then she stood up, placed her hand into her pants pocket, and walked toward the camera in the doorway.
The following day, after she was confronted, Dinnean, who earned $94,996 per year, admitted to stealing the money.
She also admitted to taking money from others at the school with the hopes of returning it one day.
Dinnean taught at Middlebrook Middle School for 22 years.