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Teacher gets 30-year sentence

All of Vanessa Velez-Cruz' good work in school, church and...High School students who trusted Ms. Velez-Cruz with thousands of dollars to arrange...Today I ask for forgiveness," Ms. Velez-Cruz said. "One more time I ask my students...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/12/11/met_277284.shtml
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Schoolteacher didn't act like fugitive

If Vanessa Velez-Cruz was a fugitive from justice, she didn't...Now at the Richmond County jail, Ms. Velez-Cruz not only faces the embezzlement charges...canceled because checks written by Ms. Velez-Cruz to the travel agent had bounced, authorities...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/06/23/met_264227.shtml
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Police search teacher's home

...Aquinas High School teacher Vanessa Velez-Cruz on Tuesday afternoon, said sheriff's...the Richmond County jail, Ms. Velez-Cruz not only faces charges of embezzlement...canceled because checks written by Ms. Velez-Cruz to the North Augusta travel agent...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/06/23/met_264228.shtml
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Aquinas trip funds at large

...Hours before her arrest, Vanessa Velez-Cruz still was promising the parents...the tour group in Europe. Ms. Velez-Cruz never got a chance to make good...all which had been given to Ms. Velez-Cruz months in advance to pay for the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/06/25/met_264375.shtml
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30 years too harsh

...term meted out Friday to Vanessa Velez-Cruz by Richmond County Superior Court...for the trip from parents. But if Velez-Cruz's sentence is compared with those...private Catholic school in 1992, Velez-Cruz systematically bilked nearly $228...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/12/14/edi_277783.shtml
Editorials
Defends daughter, Velez family name

I am Vanessa Velez-Cruz's mother, and I am the only one authorized to speak in the name of the Velez family. Celia Velez cannot speak for this family...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/01/18/edi_279951.shtml
Editorials
Officials: Fugitive teacher likely never sought

Police never arrested Vanessa Velez-Cruz in 1991 after she was indicted for...indicted for felony theft. Ms. Velez-Cruz now is being investigated by police...left parents wondering how Ms. Velez-Cruz managed to elude police for so long...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/06/27/met_264527.shtml
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Likes sister-in-law's prison sentence

The 30-year sentence meted out to teacher Vanessa Velez-Cruz by Richmond County Superior Court Judge Carl Brown was justly deserved. I am her sister-in-law, and she had one goal in mind...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/12/26/edi_279662.shtml
Editorials
Former Aquinas teacher denies fraud charges

...pleaded not guilty Friday. Vanessa Velez-Cruz, 47, faces 61 criminal charges...Organization Act. Friday, Ms. Velez-Cruz made her first court appearance...case Friday and will represent Ms. Velez-Cruz in Richmond County and in Columbia...

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

...indictment signed Tuesday accuses Vanessa Velez-Cruz, 47, of committing not only theft...prison. The indictment accuses Ms. Velez-Cruz of devising schemes to steal money...Jan. 1, 1993, and July 1. Ms. Velez-Cruz became the target of an investigation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/08/11/met_267614.shtml
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