School Director Arrested For Shoplifting At Kohl’s

OVIEDO, Fla. (AP) — A Seminole County schools director was arrested after authorities say she shoplifted merchandise from a department store.

The Orlando Sentinel reports that 37-year-old Dr. Erica Pooler, director of the Seminole County Public Schools Office of School Safety and Alternative Placement, was arrested Tuesday night on a retail theft charge.

An arrest affidavit states Dr. Pooler and her niece tried to steal merchandise worth $863.44 from a Kohl’s department store near Oviedo. A security guard told Seminole County deputies that he saw the two hide merchandise as they walked through the store.

Dr. Pooler was released from the John E. Polk Correctional Facility on a $2,500 bond Wednesday. It’s unclear if she has an attorney.

Spokesman for the schools department Michael Lawrence says Dr. Pooler will be placed on administrative leave.