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Former Norwood superintendent pleads guilty to stealing $63K

Norwood Superintendent Rob Amodio (FOX19 NOW/file) Norwood Superintendent Rob Amodio (FOX19 NOW/file)
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

The former superintendent of the Norwood City School District pleaded guilty Monday to stealing thousands of pubic dollars.

Rob Amodio is scheduled to be sentenced Jan. 4 before Hamilton County Common Pleas Court Judge Melba Marsh.

Last month, Amodio agreed to plead guilty to theft in office after he abruptly resigned in August - right before the new school year started.

He resigned amid investigation by the state auditor and the Hamilton County Prosecutor's Office.

Prosecutors say Amodio stole $63,004.66 from the district between April 20, 2015 and July 20, court records show.

Amodio, his lawyer and Prosecutor Joe Deters signed a "Waiver of Indictment," a signal Amodio would plead guilty.

In signing the document, Amodio agreed prosecutors didn't need to present evidence against him to a grand jury.

While superintendent, Amodio also held positions with the Norwood Community Conversion School and Valley Association of School Administrators, prosecutors say.

Amodio took public funds payable to NCCS, according to court records, and improperly deposited the funds into VASA accounts, eventually using VASA account funds for personal use.

FOX19 NOW reported earlier this year that state investigators had allegedly caught questionable money transfers in an audit.

The Norwood City School District's board appointed Kathy Sabo the acting superintendent after Amodio's resignation.

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