A former principal swiped a Weber grand piano from his school, hiring a moving company to haul it from the Bronx to his own brownstone home in Bed-Stuy, says the New York Post.
According to the article, the city Conflicts of Interest Board announced that Amoye Neblett, a 17-year employee of the Department of Education, has been fired from his post at the Adult Learning Center and socked with a $1,000 fine for the 2009 piano theft.
Because the piano was returned back to the school, Neblett was not convicted of a crime, says the paper.
Still, the former principal denies that he stole the piano in the first place.
“In the position I have, in all the years of service that I’ve given to children and to the adult community, why would I steal a grand piano? It just doesn’t make sense,” Neblett told the Post. “Anyone who knows me knows that wouldn’t be true.”