Special meeting to discuss allegations against Plymouth superintendent

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The Plymouth Board of Education has scheduled a special meeting to discuss allegations against their current superintendent, who is accused of spending thousands of taxpayers' dollars on herself.

Before becoming taking a similar position in Plymouth, Eleanor Cruz was the superintendent for seven years in Hebron where she was well-liked by residents.

However, when the Hebron Board of Education reviewed her credit card statements, they noticed several odd purchases and now, Cruz is accused of spending $15,000 on items at Nordstorm Rack, Wegmans, supermarkets and online stores.

The Connecticut State Police confirmed that they are looking into the Hebron school system. However, officials would not name the suspect and have not determined if the incident was criminal in nature.

When Eyewitness News contacted Plymouth Mayor Vincent Festa Jr. Monday, he said that it was the first time that he had heard about the allegations and needed to review the facts from the investigation from Hebron.

On Tuesday, the board of education in Plymouth called a special meeting to discuss the allegations. The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Old Main Street School.

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