Expired tabs lead police to Seattle school scandal suspect

Expired tabs lead police to Seattle school scandal suspect

Credit: Hillsborough County Jail

Silas Potter, Jr.

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by Associated Press

KING5.com

Posted on November 11, 2011 at 7:56 AM

SEATTLE -- A routine traffic stop for expired tabs led police to arrest a former Seattle school employee who failed to appear in court for charges of stealing from Seattle Public Schools.

KUOW reports that Silas Potter Jr. was arrested in Tampa, Fla., on Tuesday after a sheriff's deputy spotted the expired tabs. Once the officer ran Potter's name, the outstanding warrant popped up. The officer also found that Potter was driving with a suspended license.

Potter is now in jail without bond. His first court appearance was by video in Hillsborough County Court.

Potter headed the school district's small-business assistance program before moving to Florida. He had been scheduled to enter a plea to theft charges in King County Superior Court on Tuesday

Last month the King County Prosecutor announced charges against Potter and two accomplices, for the theft of a $250,000

Potter is scheduled for extradition to King County. How fast it happens depends on whether he agrees to it, or fights it.
 

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