PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, Md. (WJLA) — A Prince George’s County School Board member has been indicted for fraudulently getting free school lunches for her child, ABC 7’s Brad Bell reported Tuesday.
Lyn Mundey has been indicted on charges of theft, fraud and filing false documents. It’s alleged Mundey’s child received more than $1300 worth of free lunches through the federal USDA low income meals program. It’s also alleged that Mundey falsely claimed low and no income to win the benefit even as she worked as an a management analyst at the Government Accountability office and as a school board member.
Mundey was named by county executive Rushern Baker to fill a vacancy on the Prince George’s County school board in 2013 she was called “an advocate for public education.”
According to an email obtained by ABC7 News a federal investigator informed the school system in April that Mundey was among several government accountability office employees “receiving free lunch despite earning salaries much greater than the 133 percent of the poverty rate” which is the threshold for the program. It goes on to say Mundey listed “no income at all in 2011 and 2012.”
Mundey resigned from the school board on June 1 effective August 24 but there are those who believe she should leave now.
More to come on this story.