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Exec. Board member arrested for fraud

22 years 10 months ago #55906 by
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should of read with a felony conviction.
that kind of changes things. Yup the way it read it would be bad. Sorry about that
22 years 10 months ago #55905 by dppto
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I know of a PTO board member (thank goodness this wasn't at our school) who helped herself to some of the school's funds. She was also handling money in a sports organization my child was involved in. Apparently, she had a problem with embezzlement since she was a teen. She is now in a federal jail. If we would have know about it, she would have not been in contact with any money. It's one thing to have a parking ticket on your record; fraud is a little different. What would your parents think if they knew that person was on your board? Do you think it would make them nervous about donating or joining your organization? As a parent I would not want this person on our board.
22 years 10 months ago #55904 by mykidsmom
Holy Cow! I will stop whining about all I need to do to get my year started!! I am really sorry to hear your issue. How does the Principal feel about this?

As far as the legal action, I would never be able to serve in that group as I had a thing with a doctor bill (insurance mix-up)! So I'm not a bad person just bad luck.
22 years 10 months ago #55903 by
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BeenThere, it's good you are trying to protect your PTO and the kids, but that language seems a little harsh. There are a lot of potential "legal actions" that wouldn't necessarily affect one's work on the PTO. Heaven forbid that your PTO ever gets sued, you'd have to disband as everyone on the board would have "legal actions" pending.
22 years 10 months ago #55902 by
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Our bylaws have the following in them for this problem.
Any officer or member of this organization that has legal action taken against
him/her, will no longer be allowed to be a
member. exact problem

22 years 10 months ago #55901 by plw
I always like to give people a second chance especially because I have never walked in their shoes and I think we are all capable of making terrible mistakes when pressed. Although I do not know this woman I just know that we have benefited by letting a woman, in the same if not worse position, continue to work in our PTA. She is in charge of running our dances, and without calling attention to anything in her past (the only people notified about her "past" was the executive board) she has done a spectacular job and never touches the money and never asked to. Like I said, if you have a money manager type policy (which we began because of this) there is no problem. I may get burned by this outlook one day but a I cannot think of why a secretary would need to handle money anyway.
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