Former Surrey school business manager accused of embezzling from district

SURREY, N.D. – State prosecutors have accused the former business manager of the Surrey Public School district of embezzling more than $10,000 from the district in 2014.

Twenty-eight-year-old Carlina Smith, a native of San Angelo, Texas, faces a B felony charge of theft of property.

Court records indicate that school administrators contacted Surrey Police last November about double payments to Smith.

They told police that Smith had received both direct deposits and paper checks of equal amounts in September and October of 2014.

They also told police that on five instances in August and September of that year, Smith’s salary had been increased nearly $200 more than what she was authorized to earn.

Administrators also said that Smith received improper benefits between July and November of that year.

All total, Smith received $10,356.87 she did not earn.

Smith will appear for her preliminary hearing and arraignment Oct. 19 and faces up to ten years in prison if convicted.