UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (WJLA) – When Lyn Mundey was named by county executive Rushern Baker to fill a vacancy on the Prince George’s County school board in 2013 she was called “an advocate for public education.”
Now ABC 7 News has learned Mundey is the subject of a criminal investigation by the Prince George’s County state’s attorney into whether or not she lied about her income to qualify for free school lunch for her child. A prospect which doesn’t sit well with her constituents.
“To take advantage of the system when there are people out here that really need it is ridiculous it’s sad, said Brenda Payne.
“I mean that’s a criminal act to me to falsify information,” said Lee Krulisch.
According to this email obtained by ABC7 News a federal investigator informed the school system in April that Mundey was among several government accountability office employees “receiving free lunch despite earning salaries much greater than the 133 percent of the poverty rate” which is the threshold for the program. It goes on to say Mundey listed “no income at all in 2011 and 2012.” She currently works as a management analyst at the GAO.
A little over an hour ago, Mundey contacted ABC7 by phone. She denies any ethical violations, claims she put money in her daughter’s lunch account and said she is unaware of an investigation.
Mundey resigned from the school board on June 1 effective August 24 but there are those who believe she should leave now.
“Immediately, immediately,” said Payne.
“There are so many people in the county that need it and so I think it’s terrible, said Ernest Tuck.