Former L.C. Bird Athletic Director Arrested

Accused Of Taking Five-Grand In Equipment

August 22, 2019 - 5:28 pm

(Matt Demlein, WRVA)


CHESTERFIELD, VA - Police have arrested the former athletic director at L.C. Bird High School, and current head Hermitage High School football coach, in connection with embezzlement that occurred at the school. 

    Police say David W. Bedwell, 48, used school purchase orders to purchase approximately $5,000 worth of equipment and other items, which he allegedly took with him when his employment with the school system ended. Bedwell, of the 2100 block of Hunters Mill Road in Powhatan, was employed as the athletic director at L.C. Bird High School when the purchases were made. The items were recovered and returned to L.C. Bird High School.

    On Thursday, Aug. 22, Bedwell was arrested on two counts of embezzlement. He was released on a $3,000 unsecured bond.

Bedwell was hired earlier this year as the new head football coach at Hermitage High School in Henrico.