Former HS Swim Coach Indicted For Allegedly Stealing More Than $7,500

A former high school swim coach in Killeen, Texas has been indicted on allegations that he used a school district credit card to steal more than $7,500.

Monte Allwein was a former head swim coach at Shoemaker High School, according to The Killeen Daily HeraldA grand jury indicted Allwein on felony charges of abuse of official capacity.

According to The Killeen Daily Herald, Allwein told school officials that he had used a district credit card to buy food items for students on the swim team. But police say the purchases were bulk food items, including chuck roasts and pork steaks, for use at Allwein’s home. Police say Allwein purchased more than $4,300 worth of items between December 4, 2017 and January 3, 2020, and also withdrew $3,200 from ATMs. That’s based on a review of Allwein’s bank records.

The Killeen Independent School District says that it started an investigation into financial mismanagement of the swim program after concerns were brought to their attention. The district says Allwein resigned from his position as head swim coach during that investigation and “paid restitution.” He is no longer employed by the school district.

According to Texas state law, “abuse of official capacity” applies when a public servant misuses government property. Allwein, a government employee as a public school teacher, was charged with a “state jail felony” with a valuation of the alleged theft between $2,500 and $30,000. A state jail felony can carry a sentence between 180 days (about six months) and two years, if Allwein is convicted. Additional fines can be up to $10,000.

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sosa
1 year ago

wouldn’t have to steal from the school if they actually paid him a liveable salary

MY MOM!
Reply to  sosa
1 year ago

This article mentions him making over $60K in annual salary at the time. I’d take that in a heartbeat! Especially in Killeen!!

https://kdhnews.com/news/breaking/former-shoemaker-swim-coach-indicted-on-felony-charge/article_722ff308-b179-11ea-8ef7-d7b1745e9363.html

(Also, NOT YET on the notification pop-up, is really annoying.)

Tomek
Reply to  sosa
1 year ago

I hope you are making a livable salary, otherwise I feel sorry for your employer.

Justin Thompson
Reply to  sosa
1 year ago

Regardless of how much he makes he doesn’t have the right to steal from the school district. He’s going to have take responsibility for this.

Eisenheim
1 year ago

Is there a reason Jared always is the one who posts articles about people getting into some $#!% ?

Guerra
1 year ago

He must have been really hungry…

Horninco
1 year ago

If you’re going to go down for something like this, at least use the money to buy New York strip or filet. Or some WAGYU brisket

sven
1 year ago

I heard this guy was a good coach so we should probably just let it slide. It was only $7500.

Justin Thompson
Reply to  sven
1 year ago

I consider myself a good person too. SVEN, can I have your credit card number? 😂

sven
Reply to  Justin Thompson
1 year ago

Who cares if you’re a good person? You have to be a good coach to get away with stuff.

AfterShock
1 year ago

Because the card gave 5% back on groceries.

Whichoneisfreestyle
1 year ago

I knew a HS coach who got fired for buying beer on the school CC at dinner during championships. The team was staying at the hotel across the parking lot, so he didn’t drive, and it was after curfew, so the kids weren’t at the restaurant. Parents were chaperoning at the hotel. The mistake he made was one the other coaches didn’t: order the beer on the PERSONAL CC, or, even better to cover tracks, pay and tip in cash. Or perhaps wait until back in the room and have that beer that was packed in the suitcase.

coach
Reply to  Whichoneisfreestyle
1 year ago

Coaches should not drink on overnight school trips, even if there are chaperones. If a student-athlete gets sick or there are discipline issues, the coach needs to be 100% sober for hospital trips or handling other issues.

Anti-Illinois
Reply to  coach
1 year ago

I bet you are really fun at parties.

Jensen Rodriguez
1 year ago

As one of his former swimmers, Coach Allwein was the BEST coach in the KISD school district. I don’t say that because of what I gained by being his student. I am saying my claim, because many other swimmers can back me up including the students of the school he coached for and the other three remaining high schools. He gave us 100% all the time and always put us first before anything else. I understand that swimming isn’t a popular sport compared to baseball, american football, or even basketball, but the district wasn’t helping us so much.

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