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PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona grand jury has indicted the former superintendent of the Apache Junction Unified School District for theft and misuse of public monies.

State prosecutors say 49-year-old Chad Wilson is accused of awarding school administrators more than $133,000 in unauthorized compensation.

An investigation was conducted by the Office of the Auditor General about Wilson's tenure as a school district superintendent in Apache Junction from 2009 to 2017.

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Wilson reportedly awarded various school administrators performance pay, professional development instruction pay and athletic attendance pay without informing the district's governing board and obtaining approval.

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Wilson is accused of approving these payments during a time when the school district was experiencing financial difficulties and cutting school programs to maintain operations.

It was unclear Tuesday if Wilson has a lawyer yet.

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