TOWN OF TONAWANDA, N.Y. — An investigation is underway into a theft of funds from an elementary school's PTA in the Ken-Ton School District.
Town of Tonawanda Police confirm to 2 On Your Side that a police report was filed on August 14 about money missing from the Lindbergh Elementary School PTA.
The report states that the co-presidents of the Lindbergh Elementary PTA noticed $22,090.68 was missing from the PTA bank account, and that the "Executive Board reviewed the books and it appears that the past treasurer (name redacted) was depositing checks but not the cash from varies [sic] fund raiser's from 07/01/16 to 07/31/17."
The report also states the financial paperwork was reviewed by PTA Western Director Patricia Frazier, and that she verified the executive board's initial finding of the missing funds.
A spokesperson for the Ken-Ton School District says that while school funds are separate from PTA funds, the district is aware of the investigation.
At this time, no one has been charged. Town of Tonawanda Police say this is an open investigation and that the Erie County District Attorney's office is also investigating. 2 On Your Side contacted the Erie County District Attorney's office and the PTA to try to find out more, and have not heard back yet.
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