FAIRFAX, Va. (WUSA9) -- Two Fairfax County Public Schools employees face charges of embezzlement and money laundering.

Sonya Swansbrough, 46, of Woodbridge, principal at Poe Middle School, and Bethany Speed, 38, of Burke, an administrative employee at Jeb Stuart High School are alleged to have falsified timesheets for personal financial gain, according to Fairfax County police.

An investigation determined that these incidents began as early as May 2010 and officials believe over $100,000 may have been embezzled, officials said.

Police also charged a third individual, Brenton Rusnak, 20, of Radford with receiving stolen property in connection to this case. Rusnak is Swansbrough's son. The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail at or text "TIP187" plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.

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