NORTH SMITHFIELD â€“ The police arrested a North Smithfield Middle School teacher Thursday on charges of felony larceny for stealing nearly $7,000 from the School Department.
Brian Chuey, 29, of Cranston, is facing two counts of felony larceny for stealing $6,866 in cash, according to police, who released few other details.
Chuey last worked as a seventh-grade history teacher and has been employed by the school district since 2006, according to information he posted in a school-related blog.
A graduate of Assumption College in Worcester, he also serves as the middle schoolâ€™s junior varsity boyâ€™s basketball coach; the assistant boysâ€™ varsity basketball coach; and the schoolâ€™s head golf coach. He calls himself â€śa sports nut.â€ť
â€śHeâ€™s one of my favorite teachers Iâ€™ve ever had,â€ť one anonymous contributor to ratemyteachers.com posted last October. â€śHeâ€™s very fun.â€ť
Full story appears on page A1 of Friday's Call.