Arrest made for PTA theft
A woman was arrested Tuesday afternoon for taking money from the Jacksboro Parent Teacher Association.
Brandi Nichole Donnelly is charged with theft of $20,000 or more.
Jacksboro School Resource Officer Matt Windham investigated the theft beginning in March, according to the probable cause affidavit, after Principal Angie Myrick reported that she had been made aware of discrepancies in the PTA account.
Windham was provided with bank records, carbon copies of checks, PTA records and information concerning the discrepancies.
Further investigation showed that on multiple occasions between August 2013 and November 2015, Donnelly used PTA money to purchase items such as fishing lures, digital camouflage, ground beef, sour cream, ranch style beans and other items that were not intended to be purchased for PTA business.
Many of the items were purchased with checks at Walmart and Sam’s Club.
Checks were also written to cash with items reported to have been purchased written in the memo line including one in the amount of $1,500 with “tables” written in the memo line.
Windham found a receipt for tables in the amount of $261.
The affidavit also states that Donnelly was in charge of funds collected from three different fundraisers in which sales records and deposit receipts show a discrepancy of more than $8,000.
Windham took his findings to Myrick who confirmed the items and amounts were not used for PTA business.
Donnelly was arrested and taken to Jack County Jail Tuesday. She has since bonded out on a $40,000 bond.