Authorities are investigating the apparent theft of about $30,000 from the checking account of a Macon elementary school’s Parent Teacher Organization.
Investigators have been scrutinizing a number of PTO checks written over the past several months that decimated the Vineville Academy PTO’s bank account, a source familiar with the probe said Wednesday.
The arts specialty school at 2260 Vineville Ave., which teaches kindergarten through fifth grade, has about 500 students.
Stephanie Hartley, spokeswoman for the Bibb County school system, would say only that there was an active investigation involving allegations of “a large sum of money” taken from Vineville Academy’s PTO funds.
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Hartley would not say how the apparent theft came to light earlier this week, which is the third full week of classes at the school.
The school system’s campus police department is helping investigators with the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office.
Campus police are not the lead agency because the alleged theft did not happen on a campus, Hartley said.
“I cannot comment any further at this time,” she said.
Staff writers Joe Kovac Jr. and Oby Brown contributed to this report.