A school bus driver left her bus in the parking lot during an unscheduled stop Friday afternoon that ended in her arrest.
On-duty driver Roseanne Stacho was charged with first-degree retail fraud after she was caught attempting to shoplift over $500 worth of male and female clothing at Parisian, a department store at an upscale outdoor shopping mall in Rochester Hills, Mich.
Major Robert Smith of the Oakland County Sheriff's Office said workers at the store believed it was not her first time there and watched her closely as she entered a dressing room with clothes in her cart and an empty bag. She then left with a bag full of clothes.
According to Rochester Hills Patch, Stacho was on her way to pick up students at a local high school. The 53-year-old has a record and pled guilty to the same charge in May.
Just this year, the school district began outsourcing transportation to the Illinois-based Durham School Services in an effort to save over $4.5 million annually. Stacho has been an employee of Durham for three years, Patch reports, and has previously been put on leave.
Stacho, who was arraigned Saturday and released with a $10,000 personal bond, is not the first bus driver caught behaving badly. Last week, a Missouri driver was suspended after she asked a student to leave the bus and retrieve mustard packets from a nearby McDonalds. In August, a special education student in California was left alone on a bus for more than four hours after being picked up for the first day of school.