Trial slated for ex-school employee accused of stealing

PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A former employee of Northview Public Schools accused of stealing from the school district is going to trial.

Steve Mullins was bound over to circuit court Tuesday. Mullins is accused of using between $1,000 and $20,000 in school funds for personal purchases.

According to court records obtained by 24 Hour News 8, the investigation began when another school employee who was given a poor job evaluation. That employee warned the assistant superintendent they had information that would paint the district in negative light.

Investigators said Mullins’ purchases included a central air condition system for his Coopersville area home. Mullins is also accused of charging the district for more than $8,300 in auto parts and tools.

The Kent County Sheriff’s Department took auto parts and tools from Mullins’ home and property during a search in August, records show.

Mullins, who served as director of community services for Northview Schools, was placed on administrative leave when the investigation began. He resigned on Sept. 10.

24 Hour News 8 was unable to reach district leaders for comment Tuesday evening; however, the Sept. 10 letter detailing Mullins’ resignation said no other students or staff members were involved in the investigation.

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