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Northern Virginia assistant principal arrested after caught stealing from Target

Melissa Tochterman, a 47-year-old assistant principal at Hunter Woods Elementary School in Reston, was arrested and charged with grand larceny in the incident. (Photo: Fairfax County police)

An assistant principal in Fairfax County was arrested last week after she was caught stealing from a Target.

Melissa Tochterman, a 47-year-old assistant principal at Hunter Woods Elementary School in Reston, was arrested and charged with grand larceny in the incident.

According to police, Tochterman left the Target at 12197 Sunset Hills Road in Reston around 6:30 p.m. last Thursday with a cart full of unpaid merchandise worth $690. Officers who were called to the scene about a shoplifting case arrested her after reviewing video footage.

A Fairfax County Public Schools spokesperson told ABC7 News that Tochterman has since been placed on leave following the arrest.

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