Lincoln High School teacher and baseball coach arrested on embezzlement charge

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LINCOLN, R.I. (WLNE) – A Lincoln High School teacher and baseball coach was arrested for embezzling thousands of dollars from the team’s fundraisers.

Andrew Hallam, 32, of Warwick, was found to have embezzled a total of $8,440 from Lincoln High School.

The Financial Crimes Unit received complaints in June from the Lincoln School Committee about missing funds from a fundraiser put on by the high school baseball team.

The baseball team had hired an outside agency called Adrenaline Fundraising to help them fundraise.

The agreement between Adrenaline and the school was that the players would sell discount cards for $20 each and the proceeds would be split 50/50.

Hallam collected the money from the players and handed it over to Lincoln High School.

At the end of the fundraisers, Hallam would meet with an Adrenaline representative to determine how many cards were sold, and return unsold cards to Adrenaline.

Adrenaline would then send the school an invoice requesting 50% of the funds raised.

An investigation revealed that in 2014, 2015, and 2016 there were discrepancies in the amount raised and the amount deposited in the student bank account totaling $8,440.

Hallam is set to be arraigned at Kent County District Court Monday morning.

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