Ex-choir director arraigned in Lebanon school club embezzlement case

Lebanon High School vocal teacher Kristi Ross (right) conducts rehearsals for the school’s Cantare Choir in this file photo.

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Lebanon High School vocal teacher Kristi Ross (right) conducts rehearsals for the school’s Cantare Choir in this file photo.

A former Lebanon City Schools teacher and high-school choir director will remain free, while facing a felony theft charge and misdemeanor counts of misuse of credit cards, tampering with records and falsification.

Kristi L. Ross, 36, of Centerville, was arraigned Friday in Warren County Common Pleas Court.

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Ross, represented by lawyer Dennis Lieberman, is accused of making purchases of personal items on Amazon, using the Lebanon Choir Parents Association credit card for the purchases, and submitting the purchases for reimbursement using falsified invoices indicating the purchases were for items used by the Decibelles, a show choir club.

On Friday, Magistrate Andrew Hasselbach released Ross on her own recognizance and referred the case to pretrial services, according to on-line records.

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