Tuesday, October 2, 2007
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Gwinnett Daily Post
SNELLVILLE - The former treasurer of Shiloh Elementary's Parent Teacher Association has been arrested on theft charges.
Cheryl Patrice Dixon, 45, turned herself in Friday to the Gwinnett County Sheriff's Department, according to a news release from the Snellville Police Department, the agency investigating the case. Jail records show the Snellville resident was released Saturday on a $11,200 bond.
Dixon served as treasurer for about two years.
A former co-president, who has not been identified, is also under investigation. Because she began working for Shiloh Elementary School this year, Gwinnett County Public School's human resources division is also conducting an investigation. District spokeswoman Sloan Roach said that investigation has not been completed.
The investigation began after an audit confirmed funds were missing from the PTA. The amount of money missing has not been disclosed by the police or by the PTA.
The Snellville Police Department continues to investigate the "misappropriations or theft of funds from the PTA," the news release states. More charges could be filed.
Holly Melton, co-president of the Gwinnett County Council of PTAs, said the current officers have done a "fantastic job" and are "doing what they need to do to make it right."
"It's unfortunate, but the steps that are necessary are being taken to preserve the PTA," Melton said Monday in a telephone interview.