Lunch lady guilty of cafeteria crimes

Posted on: 8:19 am, November 14, 2013, by and , updated on: 02:33pm, November 14, 2013

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) – A Chesterfield County lunch lady pleaded guilty to stealing money from her own cafeteria.

Tabitha Heyman was charged with embezzlement after she stole more than $4,000 last school year from Monacan High School, according to police. The thefts took place over a period of several months, police said.

Heyman was allowed to remain free on bond.  She is due back in court in Feb. for sentencing. Embezzlement carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison.

CBS 6 legal expert Todd Stone said judges typically take a harsher stance on embezzlement cases since the charge typically deals with someone accused of stealing money they were entrusted to handle appropriately.

Heyman’s co-workers reported the crime to police.


  • sw says:

    People are stupid. You are going to risk your freedom for a few thousand dollars.

  • Hey You says:

    Oh….I thought this was going to be about mystery meat Monday’s!

  • shana says:

    its a sad situation u would be surprised at what people do when they are in need. Its not what they wanna do its something they feel they can get away with. Mistakes happen an i wish her the best of luck in court. You gotta live a rough life to understand i guess

    • Belsma says:

      People with perfectly “fine” cushy lives commit crimes and people that grew up “rough” live honestly. It’s about morals no matter what your back round is, but yes, you are correct we all make mistakes, but hopefully not that big.

  • Frank Smith says:

    Jerrita and Jake, spell check the title, please.

  • Mary says:

    Frank, so what is misspelled?

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