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Still covering the loss



Your dirty car could support a good cause at Chamberlain High in Tampa, where the senior class is still trying to make up the money lost after their faculty advisor was accused of stealing almost $10,000 from the students. Police say teacher Cheryl Foster-Lawrentz deposited money from student fund raisers into her personal account at Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union. She has resigned, facing charges of grand theft. While the credit union replaced the $10,000 that police say was stolen, more money remains missing from senior class accounts. You can help students earn it back by letting them wash your car at the Carrollwood Burger King on N. Dale Mabry Highway. The fundraiser is set for this Saturday and Sat., March 10 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Free fries are available and Thrivent Financial will match the funds, at $.50 to the dollar up to $500, for the two events.

- Letitia Stein, Hillsborough County education reporter

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:14am]


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