Former treasurer of parent advisory committee at South Rutland Elementary is charged with 5 offences.
Charges of fraud, theft and forgery have been laid against the former treasurer of the parent advisory committee (PAC) at a Kelowna, B.C., elementary school where $25,000 went missing.
Andrea Blanchard, 46, is facing five counts in total:
- theft over $5,000,
- using a forged document,
- altering books or documents to defraud
In December 2018, Kelowna RCMP opened an investigation after South Rutland Elementary PAC members became suspicious when Blanchard couldn’t produce simple documents like a bank statement at meetings.
The books disclosed that thousands of dollars had been siphoned out of the PAC bank account over a two-year period.
In June 2019, the PAC announced it had reached an agreement with Blanchard to pay back the money on a two-year instalment plan.
Charges against Blanchard have not been proven in court.
This article was originally sourced by www.cbc.ca.