NEW CANAAN, Conn. (AP/CBSNewYork) — An audit shows three cafeteria staff members cheated a Connecticut school system, and not the students, out of nearly $500,000 in theft.

Jo-Ann Keating, the director of finance and operations for New Canaan Public Schools, said at a Board of Education meeting Tuesday that cafeteria staff took cash from two schools and did not tamper with student accounts tied to the systems.

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The Norwalk Hour reports former cafeteria staff members, Joanne Pascarelli, Marie Wilson and Bruce Gluck face charges, including first-degree larceny, for stealing $478,000 from the Saxe Middle school and New Canaan High School cafeterias from 2012 to 2017.

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Pascarelli and Wilson, who are sisters, were arrested in August 2018 and Gluck was charged in April 2019. All three are scheduled to appear in court on Nov. 6.

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