2010-12-09 / Local & State

Man Held On Charge He Listed Dog As Dependent

MONONGAHELA, Pa. (AP) – The former cafeteria manager for a western Pennsylvania school district will stand trial on theft-related charges for allegedly listing his dog as a dependent so he could get discounted school lunches for his children.

The attorney for 36-yearold Gabriel Paulick tells the Observer-Reporter of Washington, Pa. that a related charge of criminal solicitation is unfair because four other district employees who allegedly got undeserved discounts with Paulick’s help weren’t charged with crimes and have repaid the Ringgold School District.

But a Washington County prosecutor said after a preliminary hearing Thursday that Paulick was encouraging a crime by his actions.

Authorities say Paulick worked for Nutrition Inc. when he got lunch discounts worth $1,700 for his children, and $9,000 worth of discounted lunches for the others.

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