ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A music teacher faces theft and drug charges after state police say she pawned school musical instruments to pay for her heroin addiction.
State police say 32-year-old Danielle Conner-Willowglade admits taking up to 50 instruments from the schools and pawning them in Monroe County. Her boyfriend, 32-year-old Nicholas Bump, faces charges as her accomplice. She’s charged with grand larceny and both are charged with possession of stolen property and drugs.
Police say the investigation started when a trooper noticed a tuba in the backseat of Conner-Willowglade’s car during a traffic stop.
She was a music teacher in the Keshequa school district in Nunda, 44 miles southwest of Rochester.
Police have recovered 12 of the instruments.
No other information was available Wednesday evening. Police didn’t know if she has a lawyer.