Authorities believe the former volunteer coach of a high school dance team was embezzling money from the nonprofit agency where she worked in order to pay club dues and recreation fees for dozens of students, including her daughters.
The model car lay shattered on the basement floor, its pieces scattered in every direction.
For weeks, a young Tod Peavy had tinkered and toiled and thought of nothing but this car. But his foster mother resented the red roadster. She hadn't given it to him. Instead, a holiday well-wisher purchased the present for an anonymous foster child, and caseworkers put the toy in the boy's hands for Christmas.