Hampton PTA treasurer faces more charges

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by Brian Farrell, 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on February 11, 2014 at 12:13 AM

Updated Tuesday, Feb 25 at 6:09 AM

UPDATE 2/24:  Hampton Police Division filed 16 additional charges on Feb. 12 against Tammie Brown Boyd, the former treasurer of the Paul Burbank Elementary School PTA.

Boyd faces eight counts of forging and eight counts of uttering -- all are felonies.

Boyd was  previously charged with one felony count of embezzlement.

According to online court documents, Boyd is scheduled to have a hearing March 10.
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HAMPTON -- Tammie Brown Boyd volunteered at Paul Burbank Elementary School, helping the children there.

Police believe the now former Parent Teacher Association treasurer also helped herself to thousands of dollars from the PTA's bank account.

"Anytime you have something that happens of this nature, it is, of course, a disappointment," said PTA President Rebecca Henderson. "We're making sure that we handle it to the best way that we can, just to make sure that we continue to be support our kids, to support our PTA, and to support our school."

The PTA contacted Hampton Police Division after the group's checks started bouncing. A review of bank documents showed 26 unauthorized transactions totaling more than $3,000.

Detectives believe 48-year-old Boyd stole the money between June and August of 2013. She turned herself in February 7. Police charged Boyd with 1 count of Felony Embezzlement.

"When you get in there, and you start building rapports, and you have camaraderie, just, actually, the Burbank Pride, you just hate to hear something like that," Russell Jensen told 13News Now.

Jensen and his wife have a daughter who attends the school. They also volunteer at Burbank.

"Highly disappointed, because it is a team over there, and we are a community that tries to raise the kids as a group," explained Jensen. "You know, there was probably a need for the money somehow, but you just can't take from children."

Police said they are continuing to investigate the situation and that more charges against Boyd could be coming.

 

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