Police, auditor investigate North Augusta PTO fund

Monday, Jan. 9, 2012 1:19 PM
Last updated 1:27 PM
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NORTH AUGUSTA — Although no charges have been filed, authorities are investigating allegations that the treasurer of the North Augusta Middle School PTO converted thousands in PTO funds to her own use.

According to a North Augusta Department of Public Safety report filed Jan. 4 and released Monday, Principal Barry Head told police that he had received information that PTO treasurer Connie Boisclair had embezzled PTO checks and cash dating back to May 2011. Head said an internal auditor for the Aiken County School District had uncovered multiple improprieties totaling more than $20,000.

Police say they have obtained statements and copies of the checks drawn by Boisclair, but no charges have been filed.

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my.voice
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my.voice 01/09/12 - 09:35 pm
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Easy way to correct this,

Easy way to correct this, THREE signatures on all checks. Haven't we done this enough?

gps29070
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gps29070 01/10/12 - 03:14 am
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Same thing just happened in

Same thing just happened in Batesburg-Leesville, a woman with the PTO stole $10,000s of dollars... Naturally, since this was a woman and a white-collar crime, she didn't get any jail time. And it always seems that PTO's do nothing but have money shakedowns on the parents...

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allhans 01/10/12 - 09:23 am
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How many signatures were

How many signatures were required? One? Two?

augusta citizen
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augusta citizen 01/10/12 - 09:51 am
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I can see how the cash would

I can see how the cash would have been easy for her to steal, but the checks? We have seen this happen before, a number of times, these groups need better checks and balances.

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raul 01/10/12 - 10:39 am
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Interestingly, WRDW's article

Interestingly, WRDW's article states that the PTO Treasurer is a suspect but is not releasing the name because they haven't been charged. As I recall they were all over the story on Joe Neal. Why the inconsistency in reporting standards? Either you wait to release the name when charged or you don't.

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