Dora Sauceda, the DISD Executive Accused of Faking Her Moving Expenses, Has Resigned

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Several things emerged from the internal Dallas ISD audit the Morning News got its hands on earlier this week. One was that Superintendent Mike Miles didn't hesitate to bend or break established protocol when he was assembling his leadership team. Another was that DISD really didn't want the report to be released, as indicated by its repeated insistence that it was merely a "draft."

Then there was the tidbit that one of those new leaders had the churtzpah to submit a fake receipt for moving expenses.

The News dug a bit to find that the employee in question was Dora Sauceda, who had been hired in July as an executive director overseeing a dozen schools in the Pinkston feeder pattern, and that she had submitted an invoice from C&W Moving Company to cover her move from Brownsville.

That company either doesn't exist -- it's not registered with the Texas Secretary State of the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles, according to the News -- or it keeps a very low profile, operating from the home address of Sauceda's brother-in-law. District employees raised red flags, but higher-ups ordered the invoice paid anyways.

All of that is a prelude to today, when, according to the News, Sauceda abruptly resigned and repaid the district for the apparently fraudulent invoice. We're awaiting confirmation from DISD.

Not only does the resignation leave him with a key leader of a part of the district, the Pinkston feeder pattern, that he has targeted for reform, it also undermines his claim that the audit revealed nothing unethical or illegal.


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12 comments
boston2020
boston2020

She has been hired back in Brownsville ISD.  What a crock.  Corruption runs in the family.

TexMarine
TexMarine

Fraud on her first day at work?  She'll fit right in at DISD.

fromtexasbygod
fromtexasbygod

Now that she has resigned, she needs to be indicted and convicted on State charges for theft by a public servant, or Federal charges for mail or wire fraud.  

morrainepeak
morrainepeak

Simply in the fine tradition of ex DISD superintendent Yvonne Gonzales who had expensive tastes in  her personal home furniture which she charged to the Dallas tax payers... What's new?

GotchaThisTime
GotchaThisTime

Karma works. Mike Miles is next. Watch the board briefing video so you can laugh at his antics. Nutall, Lew, and Ranger not buying it. His directors and admin staff came unprepared. They babble just like him.

Bye Dora. good riddance. Maybe this time you will create and manage a real moving company.

graham57
graham57

Very poor judgement bordering on negligence by both the Superintendent and the DISD leadership. Now...let's ask them about this concept of "accountability"...

cynicaloldbastard
cynicaloldbastard

And when are the higher-ups who approved this expense going to be forced to resign, without a golden parachute?

boston2020
boston2020

@TexMarine Hope that you are still following this story.  She was recently hired back in Brownsville ISD.  Heuperintendent and fired in San ANtonio at Edgewood ISDr Brother-in-Law was fired in Brownsville ISD as a Superintendent.  He was also fired from Edgewood ISD in San Antonio.  Now he is an educational consultant with Dora's Husband.  Why have no charges been filed???

boston2020
boston2020

@fromtexasbygod I know that it has been a while since this story was first reported.  I know that she was recently hired back in Brownsville ISD in the central office.  Her Brother-in-law was fired in brownsville as a superintendent and fired in San Antonio at edgewood ISD.  He is now an educational consultant along with Dora's husband.  What a crock.  Just waiting for the charges to be filed.

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