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A worker at a northern Virginia high school often recognized as the nation's best has been charged with embezzling nearly $280,000 to pay for gambling trips to Las Vegas and Atlantic City.

Police on Friday arrested 37-year-old Susan T. Litwin of Woodbridge and charged her with stealing $279,000 from Thomas Jefferson high school in Fairfax County.

Since 2007 the magnet school has been named the nation's top public high school by U.S. News and World Report.

Litwin allegedly wrote checks to herself ranging from $2,500 to $35,000 over the last two years from school accounts. Federal prosecutors say she used the money to fuel a gambling habit and pay off credit card debt.

School system spokesman Paul Regnier says Litwin resigned earlier this week.

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