School district places maintenance employee on leave in wake of charges

Clyde Leishman, the supervisor of maintenance with the Logan City School District, has been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation into allegations of his mishandling of district financial accounts.Superintendent Marshal Garret said Leishman, who has worked for the district since 1980, was placed on leave on May 28 when charges were filed against him relating to the purchase of personal items with school district funds.Logan Police Capt. Tracy Hulse said the district’s accounting department found discrepancies within the maintenance division and contacted police. Leishman, a Nibley resident, reportedly charged dozens of items of merchandise to district accounts, including a dog kennel, a water heater, air compressors and a tiller.Hulse said Leishman was charged with three felony counts of theft by deception, communications fraud and obstructing justice. Garret said the school district planned to wait out the court process and honor Leishman with due process before making a decision about his future employment.

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