BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) - A Chinese teacher who was named Vermont's 2012 teacher of the year has been accused of shoplifting.
The Rutland Herald reports 32-year-old Tong Chen was arraigned Monday on a charge of stealing about $70 worth of items from a Bennington supermarket in March.
Chen has taught Chinese language and culture at Leland & Gray Union High School in Townsend for more than six years. She received the top teacher honor in September.
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