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Arlington teachers union ex-chief is arrested, Fairfax police say

The former president of the Arlington Education Association (AEA) has been arrested and charged with embezzlement in connection with a possible theft of funds from the organization, according to the Fairfax County police.

Ingrid Gant, 54, of Woodbridge was the president of the AEA for six years before being terminated March, 30, of last year, the police said.

Detectives were notified of the potential theft on Sept. 23, after an internal audit was conducted. the police said. She was terminated on Mar. 30, 2022, they said.

An outside audit helped to show that $410,782.10 was embezzled during Gant’s tenure, the police said. Detectives began investigating, and Gant was arrested on four counts of embezzlement, the police said.

After being taken to the Prince William County detention center, she was released on an unsecured bond, the police said. The case was handled by Fairfax police because the Arlington Education Association is headquartered in Fairfax County, authorities said.