Bibb County grand jurors indicted former treasurers for two Bibb County elementary school PTO programs Tuesday in separate cases of alleged embezzlement.
Eloise Maxine Reid, 48, a former treasurer for Vineville Academy’s Parent Teacher Organization, and Jennifer Lynn Edwards, 39, a former treasurer for Skyview Elementary’s program, each are charged with fiduciary theft by taking, according to indictments filed in Bibb County Superior Court.
Reid allegedly wrote 19 checks, amounting to $33,975 taken, between April 19, 2013, and Aug. 11, 2014, according to the indictment. Each check signifies a separate count of theft.
The first check, written for $2,500, was the only one made payable to Reid. Others were made out to Divine Business Solutions, Divine Business Solutions and Services or DBS&S, according to the indictment.
The checks ranged in amount from $500 on a check made out to cash to $3,700. All but two checks were for amounts of at least $1,000.
Reid was released on $35,000 bond the day after her Aug. 21, 2014, arrest.
In a separate case, Edwards is charged with taking $8,416.29 between Feb. 2, 2014, and June 16, 2014, according to an indictment that alleges she made 38 unlawful withdrawals.
Only a March 2, 2014, check written for $1,000 was made out with Edwards as the payee. She allegedly wrote three checks payable to cash totalling $2,000.
She is accused of illegally using PTO funds to make purchases at Rite-Aid, DirecTV, Kroger, Ulta, Dairy Queen, Chi-ches-ter’s, Target, Lowe’s, Walgreens, McDonald’s, Wal-Mart, and the Corner Store. The transactions ranged in amount from $4.80 to $171.77.
Edwards also allegedly made illegal 16 bank counter or ATM withdrawals ranging in amount from $43 to $503.
She was released on $4,050 bond a few hours after her Sept. 12, 2014, arrest.
Information from Telegraph archives was used in this report. To contact writer Amy Leigh Womack, call 744-4398.