ROCKFORD — A former special education teacher in the Rudd-Rockford-Marble Rock Community School District has been arrested and charged with stealing over $20,000 from the school district. The State Auditor’s Office released a report back on June 30th naming 52-year-old Deborah Kadera as being responsible for $18,086 in undeposited collections, $3783 in improper payments, and $3162 in unsupported payments. Kadera was responsible for the money in the Rudd-Rockford-Marble Rock Parent Teacher Organization and the district’s junior class account when the alleged misappropriation happened. Kadera at the time was placed on paid administrative leave and she later resigned from the district.A criminal complaint was filed on July 23rd and she was arrested on Monday and charged with first-degree theft, a Class C felony punishable by up to ten years in prison. Kadera is due in court for her preliminary hearing on August 14th.