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The former leader and another employee of the Madison School District have been charged with stealing from the district. Former superintendent 56-year-old Warletta Brookins of Caseyville was charged last week with felony theft and official misconduct for allegedly stealing more than $40,000.
Also charged with theft and official misconduct was 45-year-old Tanika Johnson of Fairview Heights who also worked in the district. She is accused of stealing more than $10,000. Both women are accused of committing the crimes from January 1, 2017 to September 19, 2018. Brookins was superintendent of the Madison School District from 2016 until she resigned during the 2018-19 school year. Each suspect faces up to 20 years in prison if found guilty and sentenced to the maximum penalty on both charges.