Top 10 Stories of 2012: Eagan Coach Kurt Virgin Charged with Swindling School District
Fatal car crashes, robberies, sports scandals, big business developments. Eagan Patch looks back at the Top 10 stories of 2012.
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#3: Kurt Virgin Charged with Stealing Money from the School District
In 2011, School District 196 officials put longtime Eagan High School sports coach and summer camp coordinator Kurt Virgin on paid lead, citing an ongoing investigation.
The mystery deepened in January 2012, when Eagan police investigators announced they, too, were investigating the actions of an Eagan High School coach, citing financial concerns as the subject of their inquiry.
Finally, in May, the Dakota County Attorney's Office charged Virgin with six felony counts of swindling money from the district. Virgin, investigators say, siphoned money from camp registration fees and team fundraisers, stealing roughly $29,000 from the district.
But the controversy didn't end there. In November, Virgin's defense attorney fired back, saying the prosecution broke rules in its handling of the case and claiming that Virgin didn't steal a single dime from the schools.
Eagan Patch will continue our countdown of the biggest stories of the year tomorrow. Check out the other articles that have already made it into Eagan Patch's Top 10 of 2012:
- Top 10 Stories of 2012: Suburban Homelessness Rising in Dakota County
- Top 10 Stories of 2012: Day-Care Provider Charged After Infant Dies Under Her Care
- Top 10 Stories of 2012: Lockheed Martin Shopping Center Plans Hit Unexpected Obstacle
- Top 10 Stories of 2012: Death Threat Issued to Eagan City Council
- Top 10 Stories of 2012: All Three of Eagan's Sitting Legislators Overturned in November Election
- Top 10 Stories of 2012: Eagan Teens Charged in Connection to Armed Robbery
- Top 10 Stories of 2012: Hockey Coach, EHS Grad Both Killed in Car Accident