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Superintendent Charged with Stealing from District

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

BRISTOL, Fla. (AP) -- A Florida Panhandle superintendent has been removed from office after authorities say she used a district credit card for personal expenses.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement reports that 51-year-old Gloria Gay Uzzell turned herself in at the Liberty County Sheriff's Office Wednesday afternoon. She was later released on bail. She's been charged with grand theft, official misconduct and failing to disclose information in a public records request.

Shortly after taking office last November, investigators say Uzzell opened a credit card in the name of the Liberty County School Board without its approval or knowledge. She reportedly made more than $2,000 in charges.

Gov. Rick Scott issued an executive order Wednesday evening suspending Uzzell from office.

A telephone message left for Uzzell's attorney by The Associated Press wasn't immediately returned.


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