ST. ALBANS, Queens — As New York City kicked off the school year, one city teacher was arrested for stealing thousands worth of supplies from a Queens school, police said.
Sherran Fields, 44, was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon and faces charges of grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen property, police said.
Fields, an employee of the Department of Education, stole over $8,000 worth of scientific supplies from Intermediate School 59 in St. Albans, according to police.
I.S. 59 is a middle school that serves grades 6 through 8.
Fields was allegedly seen on surveillance video taking packages of teaching materials and curriculum resources last month, police sources told New York Post.
A spokesperson for the Department of Education said Fields has since been reassigned away from students after they became aware of the allegation. “She will remain reassigned pending the outcome of the case.”