It’s a story we hear all too often, and hope never happens to our organizations: late last August the president of the South Middle School PTA in Arlington Heights, VA was charged with stealing funds from the PTA’s accounts.
The former PTA president, who ultimately pled guilty to charges of forgery and theft, was using checks, totaling $1,408.00, from the PTA’s account for personal use and depositing funds into her personal bank account.
With so much money flying through PTA and PTO leaders’ hands, it’s easy to imagine that this could happen much more frequently than it does. It’s a credit only to the honesty and integrity of board members that funds aren’t always going missing. Thankfully, this particular organization had a system of checks and balances in place so that they were able to fairly quickly recognize that something was amiss.
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Visit www.pay4schoolstuff.com or call 877-397-2937 to discuss how easy it is to avoid the temptations and hassles of handling money, checks, deposits and forms manually.