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North Aiken Elementary PTO treasurer charged with theft

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 1:37 PM
Last updated 6:52 PM
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Aiken County authorities have charged the treasurer of the North Aiken Elementary School PTO with stealing more than $5,000 from the organization, according to a news release from the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office.

Lisa Yvonne Oakman  SPECIAL
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Lisa Yvonne Oakman

Lisa Yvonne Oakman, 32, of Willis Hill Road in Aiken, was arrested Tuesday and charged with breach of trust with fraudulent intent, authorities said. The money was taken from funds raised by students and faculty between November and June, the release said

Police were informed of the missing money by North Aiken Elementary Principal Rhonda D. Ray, who filed a report with the sheriff’s office on June 25. Ray told police that Oakman was entrusted with making PTO deposits to an account with Security Federal Bank.

Ray said that Oakman had failed to make full deposits and had written checks for cash totaling more than $5,300, according to a sheriff’s report. Ray said she would supply copies of ledgers and checks to investigators as evidence.

Oakman was released Tuesday on bonds totaling $9,000, according to jail records.

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stillamazed
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stillamazed 07/11/12 - 02:09 pm
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Stupid

Wow, I wonder if she became treasurer just to get her hands on the money?

dichotomy
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dichotomy 07/11/12 - 02:49 pm
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"breach of trust with

"breach of trust with fraudulent intent"

Don't that charge sound like a non-low-life-thief charge? How about charging her with theft, or embezzling or something that actually sounds like she STOLE money from kids and fellow co-workers. And the amount definitely sounds like a jail time offense. None of this "allowed to pay back the money on the installment plan and resign quietly with no conviction on her record".

DaddyFrog
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DaddyFrog 07/11/12 - 02:55 pm
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Stupid Crimminals

Don't these people realize that sooner or later someone is going to audit these funds ?

David Parker
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David Parker 07/11/12 - 03:08 pm
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The cookie jar was just too

The cookie jar was just too much for her.

lifelongresident
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lifelongresident 07/11/12 - 03:11 pm
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waiting for her "obama" money
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waiting for her "obama" money then she will make a full restitution

Patty-P
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Patty-P 07/11/12 - 03:29 pm
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They sure are having a lot of

They sure are having a lot of problems in the CSRA with PTO folks and treasurers within the schools.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 07/11/12 - 03:38 pm
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Mug Shot

Here is another example of improper use of mug shots in the paper. She has been apprehended and booked.

KSL
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KSL 07/11/12 - 08:00 pm
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When did she become the

When did she become the Treasurer? After Obam was elected or before? I don't mean to bring national politics into this, but has no one noticed the escalation of black crime since he was elected? Not necessarily his fault, but the fault of the the interpretation of what his election actually meant? How about the rioting and disruption of public events, not being protests over a war, like Viet Nam. Just plain rioting. Do you know about the mess that occurred in Albany GA at a July 4 celebration?

KSL
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KSL 07/11/12 - 08:07 pm
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She needs to pay back every

She needs to pay back every cent plus the lost interest and the law enforcement charges. Keep her out of jail so she can do that, but make her pay every cent as fast as possible so that it hurts her current lifestyle. That keeps her out of jail, earning money and punishes her for her wrongdoing. The main thing is to make it very unpleasant.

KSL
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KSL 07/11/12 - 08:08 pm
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Of course this idiot has by

Of course this idiot has by her actions reduced the number of jobs she is qualified for. Handling money is certainly out of the picture.

HighSociety
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HighSociety 07/11/12 - 10:26 pm
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KSL, Yep I've noticed, and I

KSL, Yep I've noticed, and I don't think we will see any improvement anytime soon.

my.voice
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my.voice 07/12/12 - 11:03 am
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This is such an easy

This is such an easy preventative issue. Require more than one signature on ANY check, and one of those being WITH a school system administrator. These PTO's, etc never learn anything.

palmettogreg
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palmettogreg 07/12/12 - 11:33 am
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Jail report

David,

Get your facts straight. The Jail Report has never made people pay to have mugshots removed from the paper or from augustacrime.com. $500 to anyone who can show evidence to the contrary.
Sean Moores should remove your comment before other people take that as fact.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 07/12/12 - 11:50 am
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How many jail report type

How many jail report type papers are there in town? I know of two.

But back to the subject, these incidents where officers of school organizations steal never cease to amaze me. They have happened in about every school there is. I remember the Columbia County woman taking from the high school band fund. What is it that makes people want to steal donated money intended to help the kids that they are entrusted with? Shaking my head.

poolmom
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poolmom 07/12/12 - 12:54 pm
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WOW

These accounts need to be monitored more closely. Schools and organizations let anyone and everyone have signing rights to these accounts. They should be audited once per month! This is happening too frequently lately. Something has to be done to stop this!

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 07/12/12 - 02:28 pm
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Not only PTO's

We had a woman help herself to our HOA funds in the development we used to live in.

Jake
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Jake 07/12/12 - 02:42 pm
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Logic?

KSL, using your reasoning(?), then one can assume if Romney is elected then white crime will "seem" to increase as well. Or Mormon crime. Or rich white guy crime.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 07/12/12 - 05:13 pm
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A Few Years Ago...

A few years ago I had some control of funds of a team at Lakeside. I tell you I would have sold a kidney before I would steal from those kids. I don't get it.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 07/12/12 - 05:15 pm
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No offense to either jail report in town, but...

When a doggone jail report can garner the advertizement these two things bring in and small newspapers working to report community news go wanting, something is wrong with society.

lynn7044
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lynn7044 07/13/12 - 10:30 pm
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Here we go Make it a race

Well there are alot more white that steal from the PTO and other kid sports. See it's you adult that make things black and white. Students don't see it. Just as you would not want your white daughter dating a black guy, a black mother don't want her black son with a white girl. Your white daughters are all over black boys until some don't have a fight chance.
What she did was wrong period. See it's you type of people that keep the world so divide. I have been in charge of my son school PTO and raise over $10,000 for our school and no money came up missing. Now that the schools have a white female in charge they had to remove her for getting a loan of $500 from the program and yes she was white. Sorry you are tooo.
You are no better then the rest of the white people that have small mind like your. Always make sure your front door is good before you knock someone else down.

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