A lunch lady accused of ripping off students may have thought it was like taking candy from a baby.
Virginia elementary school cafeteria worker Fadwa Sarsaur has been charged with stealing lunch money from student accounts.
Sarsaur, 51, was a full time kitchen manager at Baileys Elementary and an employee with the Fairfax County School District for more than 20 years, John Torre of the Fairfax County School District told InsideEdition.com
According to a statement by the Fairfax County Police Department, police were notified after a manager from the school's food services office "discovered discrepancies in accounting records."
"Over the period of three years the suspect allegedly took a large sum of money from several different lunch accounts," the statement continued.
According to the Associated Press, officers believe the theft may have totaled thousands of dollars.
Sarsaur reportedly turned herself in Friday afternoon and has since been charged with three counts of embezzlement.
The cafeteria employee has also been suspended without pay from her position at the school, Torre said.