FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) – A Farmington woman has been arrested on charges that she embezzled more than $15,000 from a parent teacher organization.
The Farmington Daily Times reports that 28-year-old Myca Ross was charged with embezzlement, forgery and tampering with evidence.
Arrest records show that an audit revealed $15,000 was missing from the bank account of Northeast Elementary School’s parent teacher organization.
Two members of the organization had alleged that Ross has spent $12,000 from the PTO’s bank account on personal items, including gasoline, a pizza party for her child, groceries and a birthday party.
Ross’ attorney, Sarah Weaver, said she had no comment on the allegations.
The group is independent of Northeast Elementary, but raises money to help teachers in the classroom and pay for student events.