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Wilson under investigation
LIVINGSTON — A Montgomery County Grand Jury has indicted Nikita Shenea Wilson, more commonly known as Nikki Wilson, for theft by a public servant, a state jail felony. Wilson works as the Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources at Livingston Independent School District. District spokesman Gregg Faith said Wilson has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of an internal investigation. Montgomery County Assistant District Attorney Tyler Dunman said Wilson was booked into the Montgomery County Jail on June 30 and immediately posted bond and was released. The indictment obtained pursuant to an open records request filed on Friday reads the Wilson “unlawfully appropriated” a Lenovo Thinkpad laptop on Aug. 1, 2010, with a value of at least $500, but less than $1,500, with intent to deprive the owner, Livingston I.S.D. of the property. The grand jury also found that the defendant was a public servant at the time of the incident and had possession of the laptop by virtue of her status as a public servant. Polk County District Attorney Lee Hon said he referred LISD Superintendent Dr. Darrell Myers to the Montgomery County prosecutors after a pawnshop in the Conroe area contacted LISD and informed them the laptop had been pawned. Dunman works in the public integrity section of the Montgomery County DA's office and says their investigation is continuing. “But it seems to be a pretty straightforward case,” Dunman said. Dunman said a court date has not been set, but expects a hearing to be set soon. When asked about Wilson's future with the district given the severity of the charges, Faith said the district's action varies depending on the level of the offense. “That's why the district has to investigate,” Faith said. LISD staff members have three days to notify the district if they are arrested for any reason, a policy that was enacted during Wilson's tenure as head of the human resources department.