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Assistant Principal Deric Borrero of Intermediate School 24 on Staten Island was fined for taking 75 Six Flags tickets that were intended for students at the school.Borerro’s school received 370 tickets to Six Flags Great Adventure last year, Eric Newcomer and Andy Newman at The New York Times reported:
But 75 of the tickets never made their way to the children. Instead, an assistant principal gave 25 of them to his brother, who tried to sell them on eBay, and the rest to members of his family visiting from Puerto Rico and to a friend’s Cub Scout troop, the city’s Conflicts of Interest Board said on Monday.
The misuse came to light when a Great Adventure official investigating online bulk sales saw the tickets, with a face value of $59.99 plus tax, being offered by Mr. Borrero’s brother for $29.99, according to the City Education Department’s special commissioner of investigation. The company official bought a ticket and identified it through the serial number as one that the park had donated to Mr. Borrero’s school.
Borerro has to pay $25,000.
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