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NYC PTA treasurer indicted for stealing $185K from school

An Higher East Aspect PTA treasurer was indicted Tuesday for allegedly stealing $185,000 from his child’s elementary college to assist fund a lavish life-style that included journeys to the Caribbean and high-end clothes.

Marc Haynes, 34, the previous co-treasurer of the East Aspect Elementary College, PS 267 Mother or father Instructor Affiliation, was charged in Manhattan Supreme Court docket with grand larceny for allegedly ripping off the group by making unauthorized bank card funds from a PTA account, prosecutors mentioned.

He allegedly made 17 unlawful funds to his private bank card from one account, together with one for $185,717, throughout his one-year stint as a cash supervisor within the 2020-2021 college yr.

The funds have been for “luxurious inns in St. Lucia and Bermuda and purchases at Fendi, Restoration {Hardware}, and Pottery Barn,” prosecutors mentioned.

Haynes additionally allegedly used the stolen cash to repay two court-ordered restitution funds in connection together with his 2016 conviction for stealing from a publishing firm he used to work for, authorities claimed.

He resigned from his submit as PTA co-president in October when one other member seen a suspicious $9,000 cost and was later became police, in accordance with the discharge.

Outside view of East Side Elementary School, PS 267 Parent Teacher Association.
Haynes served as PS 267’s PTA treasurer for the 2020-21 college yr, throughout which period he allegedly bilked $185,000 from the group.
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