November 1, 2013

NH school PTA treasurer accused of embezzlement

Shannon Lovejoy of Henniker, a former school board member, has been accused of writing more than $1,000 in checks from the PTA’s account for her own benefit.

The Associated Press

HENNIKER, N.H. — Police say the treasurer of the Henniker Community School PTA in New Hampshire has been accused of embezzling more than $1,000 from the association’s bank account.

Thirty-seven-year-old Shannon Lovejoy of Henniker, a former school board member, has been charged with felony-level theft by embezzlement after police said she wrote checks from the PTA’s account for her own benefit.

Police said she became treasurer of the PTA in June and gained full control of the accounts in August.

Police said another member of the PTA contacted them on Oct. 15 when they noticed some money missing from the account.

Lovejoy, who was arrested Tuesday, has declined to comment. She was released on $50,000 personal recognizance bail and is scheduled to be arraigned on Dec. 3.

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