Expired tabs do in ex-Seattle school employee

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SEATTLE (AP) -- A routine traffic stop for expired tabs led police to arrest a former Seattle school employee who failed to appear in court for charges of stealing from Seattle Public Schools.

KUOW reports that (http://bit.ly/rMBhkz ) Silas Potter Jr. was arrested in Tampa, Fla., on Tuesday after a sheriff's deputy spotted the expired tabs. Once the officer ran Potter's name, the outstanding warrant popped up. The officer also found that Potter was driving with a suspended license.

Potter is now in jail without bond. His first court appearance was by video in Hillsborough County Court.

Potter headed the school district's small-business assistance program before moving to Florida. He had been scheduled to enter a plea to theft charges in King County Superior Court on Tuesday

Last month the King County Prosecutor announced charges against Potter and two accomplices, for the theft of a $250,000

Potter is scheduled for extradition to King County. How fast it happens depends on whether he agrees to it, or fights it.

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Information from: KUOW-FM, http://www.kuow.org/