And this week's Asshat goes to 5th grade teacher Cheryl Edwards!
In this day of dwindling school resources and salaries, Ms. Edwards thought she was on to a good thing. She billed the city of Brooklyn nearly $6000 for tutoring an ill child for 154 hours in his home.
Except that he was dead.
His family had taken him to their native country of Vietnam to die 5 months earlier.
Since the mother was never going to call to complain when Edwards didn't show up for tutoring, who was to know?
The school district began investigating when another mother called to find out why the teacher wasn't showing up to tutor her son. They found that Edwards had submitted bills for 6 hours of tutoring, although the student had never laid eyes on her.
The matter has been referred to the District Attorney's office, and the district has started termination proceedings.
Hope she gets a good hard kick in the asshat!