School Bus Aide Accused of Stealing School Lunch and Money From Preschoolers

New surveillance video has been released of a New Jersey school bus aide allegedly stealing bagged lunches and money from dozens of preschool students.

Rosa Rios, 33, of Millville, New Jersey, was arrested last month and charged with robbery and theft. Rios worked as a bus aide for the Sheppard Bus Service.

A Millville Police Officer said she was looking over surveillance footage from a school bus in the company back on Feb. 4 while investigating whether money was stolen from the bus driver. She then spotted Rios on camera going through the students’ backpacks, police said. In all, Rios stole lunch money and bagged lunches from 29 kids between the ages of three and five, according to investigators.

On Tuesday NBC10 obtained one of the surveillance videos of the alleged thefts. Officials told NBC10 there are nine recordings in all. Police said the thefts took place between the beginning of January and the beginning of February.

Rios is currently being held in Cumberland County Jail in lieu of $50,000 bail. Police also said she no longer works at Sheppard Bus Service and the company is working with them to obtain more surveillance footage.

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