North Canton police investigate elementary school's $3,000 PTA discrepancy

NORTH CANTON, Ohio - State investigators found about $3,000 unaccounted for while investigating the Orchard Hill Elementary School Parent-Teacher Association, but no charges have been filed.

North Canton police said they were contacted by PTA board members in May about bookkeeping discrepancies. Over four months, officers reviewed budget records, and interviewed parents and staff.

The information was turned over to the Stark County Chief Prosecutor's office, but a forensic audit was needed to move forward with the investigation. North Canton police asked for the help of the Ohio Attorney General's Office and the Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation.

According to North Canton police, a forensic account for the BCI found about $3,000 is discrepancies, but he could not determine that any money was stolen from the Orchard Hill PTA.

The North Canton Police Department has classified the case as inactive. No criminal charges will be filed.

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