Caldwell chorus teacher accused of embezzlement

A chorus teacher in the Caldwell County Public Schools district has been accused of embezzlement.



Justin Curtis Johnson, age 33, is accused of felony embezzlement for allegedly stealing funds from a South Caldwell High School booster club.

The total amount is not clear yet, however, he was booked into the Caldwell County Detention Center on an embezzlement charge for taking under $100,000.

Johnson was arrested on May 24. He was given a $20,000 secured bond and is still in custody as of May 26.

Caldwell County Schools confirmed Johnson had been working as a chorus teacher at South Caldwell since 2018.

After learning about the missing funds, the district said it contacted law enforcement and that Johnson has been suspended with pay on May 23.

Two teaching licenses for “Justin Johnson” were located in state records. Both are for the license area of “Music K-12.” One expires in June of this year while the other expires in 2026. It is unclear which, if any, of the two licenses is tied to Justin Curtis Johnson.

About A.P. Dillon

A.P. Dillon is a reporter currently writing at The North State Journal. She resides in the Triangle area of North Carolina. Find her on Twitter: @APDillon_ Tips:
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