Woman Arrested for Embezzlement from Arlington Education Association

Mason Police District – The former president of the Arlington Education Association (AEA) has been charged with multiple felonies for embezzling more than $400,000 from the organization.

Detectives were notified of the potential theft on Sept. 23, after an internal audit was conducted. Ingrid Gant, 54, of Woodbridge was the president of the AEA for six years. Gant failed to provide financial reports and failed to file tax returns, which brought concerns to from the board members. She was terminated on Mar. 30, 2022.

Calibre CPA Group was hired to conduct an audit of the funds. After six months of reviewing the activity, it was determined Gant embezzled $410,782.10 throughout her tenure as president. Detectives were notified and began their investigation, while working closely with the accounting firm and AEA to review the documentation. Detectives determined Gant provided herself with multiple bonuses and used debit cards for unauthorized purchases.

Yesterday, detectives obtained four counts of embezzlement. She was arrested in Prince William County taken to their Adult Detention Center and released on an unsecured bond. No mugshot is available.

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