Tarpon Springs Woman Accused of Defrauding PTA of $5,000

A Tarpon Springs woman has been accused of stealing money from her parent-teacher association to pay personal bills.

Pinellas County deputies say Lisa Enger McMenamin defrauded the Brooker Creek Elementary PTA out of over $5,000 between October 2015 and July 2016. According to authorities the alleged fraud is the accumulation of at least ten occasions which she, as treasurer of the organization, misused funds. They say she sought reimbursement for hundreds of dollars of supplies she never purchased at least three times and wrote checks to herself three times for a total of $2,000.

Investigators say McMenamin used the funds on payments to her personal credit card and cell phone bills.

The 50-year-old McMenamin was booked into the Pinellas County Jail on one count of scheming to defraud. She was released later that day after posting a $7,500 bond. Court records indicate that she entered a plea of not guilty to the charges and will be arraigned on September 11.

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