According to the New Hampshire Union Leader, former Cafe Services employee Bonnie Kimball, who worked in the Mascoma Valley Regional High School lunchroom, said she let the boy take $8 worth of food on March 28 as a district manager looked on.
"I quietly said, 'Tell (your) mom you need money,'" Kimball told the Valley News.
The boy paid the tab March 29, the same day Kimball was fired. In a letter dated April 9, the food vendor said the district manager saw Kimball violate the company's "cash handling procedures, the school's charge policy and federal regulation governing free meals," the Valley News reported.
The incident came as Cafe Services was vying to have its contract renewed with the school district, the Union Leader reported.