Full statement from OKCPS on Cynthia Barchue
The Oklahoma City Public School District was informed on Thursday by the Oklahoma State Attorney General’s office that Cynthia Barchue, Greystone Upper Elementary School principal, will be arrested on charges of Medicaid fraud on Friday. The district’s own internal investigation led us to contact the Attorney General’s office in the spring of 2011. We immediately turned our records over to the Attorney General at that time and Friday’s arrests are a result of that investigation.
We take any allegation of wrongdoing seriously, and we applaud the Attorney General’s office for their work on this case. I can assure you, we will not tolerate any unethical or illegal practices as prohibited by Oklahoma and Federal law. In the case of Cynthia Barchue, all documents conducted in the internal investigation were turned over to the Attorney General and are being used as evidence in the case against Mrs. Barchue. OKCPS could not previously take disciplinary action against Mrs. Barchue because it would have jeopardized the federal prosecutor’s case.
It is my commitment to the parents, students and constituents of Oklahoma City Public Schools that I have and will continue to report and cooperate with all necessary agencies on wrongdoings uncovered in the district.