Bridgeport school principal who lives in Milford charged with larceny

A Milford woman who works as an administrator at Dunbar School in Bridgeport was charged with first-degree larceny last week in connection with the financial improprieties connected to a school fund-raising account.

Detective Frank Podpolucha conducted the investigation and obtained a warrant charging Marilyn Taylor, 46, of Milford, the principal of Dunbar, with first-degree larceny.

The investigation centered on an audit conducted by the Board of Education regarding a financial account for school fund-raising at the Union Avenue school. The audit found irregularities, prompting the superintendent’s office to refer the matter to police.

Among other findings, the audit and investigation revealed more than $10,000 from the Dunbar account was spent at the Mohegan Sun casino, according to a school spokesperson.

The investigation revealed that students from Dunbar School never attended the casino for any reason.

“We’re working diligently to make sure justice is served,” said city spokesperson Brett Broesder. “And, our top priority is to ensure that kids at Dunbar School – and kids in schools all across the city – are safe, secure, and learning in an environment that is preparing them to one day compete for 21st century jobs.”