An assistant principal at Hunters Woods Elementary School has been placed on leave after she was arrested for shoplifting at a Target in Reston, according a spokesman for the Fairfax County Public Schools System.
Melissa Tochterman, 47, of Herndon, was arrested and charged with grand larceny last Thursday evening.
Tochterman left the store with a cart full of unpaid items. Video footage showed she left with $690 worth of merchandise, police said.
Police released information about the incident Monday evening.
This story was updated at 12:33 p.m. to include information on Tochterman’s employment status.
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