CT substitute teacher charged after failing to return over $50K she was mistakenly overpaid

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STAMFORD, Conn. (1010 WINS) -- A Connecticut substitute teacher who was overpaid more than $50,000 was arrested after she refused to give back the money, authorities said.

According to officials, 24-year-old Shalyn Coley, was paid over $54,000 by the Stamford Public School District for just two days of work in October and November 2022.

The money, which after taxes was about $27,000, was deposited in her bank account. The district pays $105 per day for a substitute teacher.

According to a warrant, Coley emailed the district saying that "the City has to reverse the transaction on their end."

Coley later said she would drop off a check for the amount of money wrongly deposited into her account but she never did, the warrant said.

Police later seized $19,863 from her bank account.

She was arrested on March 8 and charged with larceny. A judge lowered her bond from $250,000 to a promise to appear.

Coley is scheduled to next appear in court on May 8.

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