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Former Aquinas teacher denies fraud charges

...School teacher accused of bilking students and charities out of more than $200,000 pleaded not guilty Friday. Vanessa Velez-Cruz, 47, faces 61 criminal charges in Richmond County Superior Court ranging from theft and forgery to income tax...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/08/28/met_268899.shtml
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Grand jury indicts former teacher

...charges, accusing her of systematically stealing more than $200,000. The indictment signed Tuesday accuses Vanessa Velez-Cruz, 47, of committing not only theft and forgery but also income tax evasion and violation of the Georgia Racketeering...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/08/11/met_267614.shtml
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Teacher questioned about trip money

...police in the possible embezzlement of money collected from students for a trip to Europe, authorities said Monday. Vanessa Velez-Cruz, employed as a Spanish teacher at Aquinas, was taken into custody by police at Atlanta Hartsfield International...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/06/22/met_264164.shtml
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Teacher indicted on forgery charges

...embezzling more than $80,000 from her students was indicted in Columbia County this week on six counts of forgery. Vanessa Velez-Cruz was indicted by a grand jury Tuesday for six counts of forgery in the first degree for checks totaling $52,500...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/07/29/met_266672.shtml
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Aquinas was told of past trip troubles

...dozens of interviews that school administrators were told of financial misdealings with past trips and advised that Vanessa Velez-Cruz should not handle money. School officials say otherwise. "At some time earlier this year, the administration...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/06/26/met_264459.shtml
Metro
1999: Month-by-month

...High School Spanish teacher Vanessa Velez-Cruz is questioned by police in...High School Spanish teacher Vanessa Velez-Cruz is indicted by a Columbia County...High School Spanish teacher Vanessa Velez-Cruz on 61 criminal charges, accusing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/12/26/met_279602.shtml
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...He admits his guilt and gets life imprisonment. 22 SCHOOL TRIPS: Former Aquinas High School Spanish teacher Vanessa Velez-Cruz, 47, accused of bilking students and charities out of more than $200,000, is sentenced to 30 years in prison...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/12/26/met_279612.shtml
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...Two-month-old Kaitlyn is put in the custody of relatives. SCHOOL TRIPS: Former Aquinas High School Spanish teacher Vanessa Velez-Cruz, 47, accused of bilking students and charities out of more than $200,000, is sentenced to 30 years in prison...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/12/19/met_278532.shtml
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Agustin E. Velez

...Cunningham of New York, NY, two brothers, Marcos R. Velez-Cruz and Hector Velez-Cruz both of FL, one sister, Vanessa Velez-Cruz of Macon, GA, six grandchildren, Amber S. Velez and Gussie Velez both of Greenwood, SC, Rachel Velez and Jacob...

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LTC Agustin (Gus) E. Velez (EVANS, Ga.)

...Cunningham of New York, NY, two brothers, Marcos R. Velez-Cruz and Hector Velez-Cruz both of FL, one sister, Vanessa Velez-Cruz of Macon, GA, six grandchildren, Amber S. Velez and Gussie Velez both of Greenwood, SC, Rachel Velez and Jacob...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/obituaries/2011-05-09/ltc-agustin-gus-e-velez-evans
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