Eunice Book Keeper Accused of Theft


Former Eunice High School book keeper Kristin McLean is no longer with the school district after being accused of embezzlement and fraudulent use of a credit card.

McLean was placed on administrative leave a few weeks ago, but has since resigned. 

Dwain Haynes, Superintendent of the Eunice Public School District, said he noticed funds were missing after the board preformed a routine audit. 

“We were looking over our gas records and we discovered an anomaly. Less than a thousand dollars was on our statement that we couldn’t account for.”

Haynes also said that this hasn’t happened since his 30 years working there. 

Lieutenant Nick Jimenez with New Mexico State Police revealed she spent most of the funds on personal expenses like gas and Amazon purchases. 

“Subway transactions were also conducted $26.92, Amazon transactions also totaled $131.33.” 

She was also reportedly caught on camera . 

According to police, she was photographed at a gas station and the time stamp matched the statement on one of the credit cards she was using. 

KMID/KPEJ has requested access to the image through the Eunice Records Department but the request is still pending. 

McLean could face jail time if convicted on the charges. The investigation is ongoing. 

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