PTO president admits stealing $2K from elementary school

PTO president admits stealing $2K from elementary school

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A former Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) president has been indicted for using organization funds for personal use.

Tameka Harrison was the PTO president at Balmoral Ridgeway Elementary School. She was the only person who had access to the PTO debit card. Investigators said with that card, Harrison made $2,486.94 in personal purchases.

Harrison used the money to shop at Sam's Club, Walmart, and Amazon. She also bought a one-year membership to Memphis Zoo and withdrew $450 at an ATM.

In January, Harrison admitted to using the PTO funds and told investigators she would repay the funds. To date, she has only returned $203.22.

WMC Action News 5 reached out to Shelby County Schools, the school board representative from the district, and Harrison for comment. All three declined to comment.

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