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Teacher who won $1 million prize accused of shoplifting $15 blouse

An English teacher from Maine who won the one million dollar-Global Teacher Prize last year has been accused of shoplifting a blouse worth $14.99.

world Updated: Apr 08, 2016 10:36 IST
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Nancie Atwell who won the one million dollar-Global Teacher Prize last year has been accused of shoplifting a blouse.
Nancie Atwell who won the one million dollar-Global Teacher Prize last year has been accused of shoplifting a blouse.(Picture courtesy: Twitter)

An English teacher from Maine who won the one million dollar-Global Teacher Prize last year has been accused of shoplifting a blouse worth $14.99.

Nancie Atwell is founder of The Centre for Teaching and Learning in Edgecomb. She was selected from 1,300 applicants from 127 countries at a ceremony in Dubai with former president Bill Clinton in attendance. She said the money will go toward school improvements.

The Portland Press Herald reports security personnel saw Atwell browsing through a Damariscotta store on March 28. The security officers say she removed the blouse from a hanger, rolled it up and placed it in a bag she was carrying.

Atwell says it was a misunderstanding. She says she had returned another item and took the blouse in exchange. She’s scheduled to appear in court next month on a misdemeanour theft charge.