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North Augusta PTO treasurer arrested

Missing money leads to breach of trust charge

Friday, Jan. 13, 2012 4:43 PM
Last updated 9:34 PM
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NORTH AUGUSTA — North Augusta Middle School’s PTO treasurer turned herself in to North Augusta Public Safety shortly after 9 a.m. Friday after an investigation into her use of the organization’s funds, according to a news release.

Connie Faye Boisclair, of North Augusta, was arrested on a single charge of breach of trust.  SPECIAL
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Connie Faye Boisclair, of North Augusta, was arrested on a single charge of breach of trust.


Connie Faye Boisclair, of North Augusta, was arrested on a single charge of breach of trust. The school’s principal, Barry Head, filed a report Jan. 5 after the internal auditor for the school district discovered several financial transactions had been converted by Boisclair by her personal use between May and Jan. 4.

An investigation found that since Boisclair was appointed as treasurer in May, she obtained more than $38,000 from the school’s PTO account without approval.

“Public Safety’s investigation continues because of pending bank statements and various questions yet to be answered,” the news release said.

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TrulyWorried
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TrulyWorried 01/13/12 - 05:04 pm
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Why in the world would

Why in the world would someone ruin the rest of her life -

Sweet son
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Sweet son 01/13/12 - 05:22 pm
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"Single charge breach of

"Single charge breach of trust." Sounds like it should be numerours charges. Anyway you cut it she should be terribly ashamed of taking the students money!!

nnaugusta
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nnaugusta 01/13/12 - 09:34 pm
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Edited to read: No reason to

Edited to read: No reason to steal, no excuse at all, sickness or health, no reason to steal.

pommom38
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pommom38 01/13/12 - 05:39 pm
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There people go again.. It's

There people go again.. It's the economies fault people steal.
I don't care what issues you have or what you spend it on, theft is theft.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 01/13/12 - 05:43 pm
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I agree pommom...Hi & great

I agree pommom...Hi & great to seeya again..:)

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 01/13/12 - 06:23 pm
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There should have never been

There should have never been a chance for her to steal the money. Money held in trust should be placed in an account requiring more than one signature and the account should never be reconciled by the signers.
There is a lot of money that passes through a PTO. Lessons should be learned through this for other organizations.

She should have to make restitution as part of her sentencing.

raul
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raul 01/13/12 - 07:41 pm
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@WillowBailey. Good advice.

@WillowBailey. Good advice. Simple internal financial controls could prevent this type of occurrence.

nnaugusta
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nnaugusta 01/13/12 - 09:37 pm
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Edited to read: No reason to

Edited to read: No reason to steal, no excuse at all, sickness or health, no reason to steal.

happychimer
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happychimer 01/13/12 - 09:03 pm
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There is no excuse for

There is no excuse for stealing. none

KSL
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KSL 01/13/12 - 09:45 pm
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Put her in jail! Didn't see

Put her in jail! Didn't see your original post, nnaugusta, but she should definitely serve jail time. Slaps on the wrist and probation time just don't get it anymore in our society. Swift and certain punishment is the answer.

gps29070
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gps29070 01/13/12 - 10:44 pm
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Same thing happened here in

Same thing happened here in Batesburg-Leesville, woman stole a ton of money from the PTO. But she didn't spend more than an hour in the jail, before being released on very little bond... Why do white-collar criminals get off so easy, especially women in this state?

Asitisinaug
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Asitisinaug 01/14/12 - 12:50 am
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Pathetic. However, it is

Pathetic. However, it is also ridiculous that better systems were not in place to have prevented this from occurring over such a long period of time and such a high ammount for a school PTO. Jail and restitution, even if she has to sell her house and/or anything/everything she owns. Pay it back now with interest.

Iwannakno
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Iwannakno 01/14/12 - 08:04 am
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A lot of times 2 signatures
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A lot of times 2 signatures are required. I worked with a PTA program where the treasurer had a few checks already signed by the president to save time. I just don't understand why these morons think they are going to get away with this.

Jake
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Jake 01/14/12 - 01:30 pm
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Uhhh, yeah, sure. Now back to

Uhhh, yeah, sure. Now back to the real world. I have never stolen money from a PTO fund so if I was required to be a juror in a case such as this then I would have no problem "casting the first stone".

nothin2show4it
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nothin2show4it 01/14/12 - 01:38 pm
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whatahoot there is a big
Unpublished

whatahoot there is a big difference between what happened to the woman Jesus forgave and the PTO issue.

1. The Pharisee knew long before that this woman was doing this. They weren't trying to punish the woman. They were trying to trap Jesus.
2. The woman who committed adultery was going to be stoned to death. Not so with the PTO lady.

I can easily forgive the PTO lady but she will have to pay the price. It is what is called crime determent.

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 01/14/12 - 02:28 pm
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whatahoot, your heart is in

whatahoot, your heart is in the right place, but you may want to study the scriptures a little more so that you will use them more effectively.

It's important to remember that Jesus was both TRUTH and GRACE, He was not one or the other; He doesn't interchange them. It's not an easy concept for any of us, because as humans we do swap them back and forth. Hope this helps.

Matt. 7:1 "Do not judge, or you too will be judged."

This is the verse so many use to try to shame Christians for discerning poor behavior, ethics, morals, and values: the "judge not lest ye be judged" verse. Using only Matt 7:1 is entirely incomplete. This verse is not speaking to not judging at all -- it is speaking to not judging unfairly .

Matt 7:2-5 "For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged [if we judge with an evil heart or dark intent, His judgment of us will reflect it; if we judge nobly with honesty and justice, His judgment /Other's judgment of us will reflect that, too], and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you [if we use extremes or exaggerations or other ignoble means, our judgment will reflect it and judging with fairness and compassion will garner likewise in His judgment of us and Others judging us.].

Jesus was trying to teach us how to have better relationships with each other and to recognize our own sins, before we try to straighten out someone else. Then we (may) be a help to them. Otherwise, we just make them mad.

Everyone has problems, but those problems don't give us a right to hurt others. If we do hurt others, then we are OBLIGATED by God to make RECONCILIATION and RESTITUTION with our victims. We should attempt to right our wrongs if possible. He forearmed that if we don't take care of the matter, then God will (Romans 12:19). God gives us a chance to make matters right outside of court... 1st Corinthians 11:31, “For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.”

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 01/14/12 - 02:32 pm
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Also, whatahoot, what many

Also, whatahoot, what many biblical scholars believe is that Jesus was writing down the names of the men that Mary Magdalene (the prostitute) had slept with. They sure did run for cover, didn't they? Jesus was and is today, ONE, incredible Savior.

whatahoot
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whatahoot 01/21/12 - 02:11 pm
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You see the same people on

You see the same people on here everytime you log in to read an article bashing people. We are all sinners and no sin is greater than the other. I just hope these people are shown compassion when they sin, unlike what they have done on here. Also, we should remember these people have family and close friends. Put yourselves in their shoes.

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 01/14/12 - 03:24 pm
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Do you believe that if she is

Do you believe that if she is guilty, she should have legal consequences and pay back the money? Or should her slate be wiped clean and she goes free? Just want to understand you.

whatahoot
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whatahoot 01/14/12 - 03:50 pm
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What I believe is that the

What I believe is that the comment option can tend to get out of hand.

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 01/14/12 - 03:56 pm
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So you avoided the question.

So you avoided the question. Ok.

Patty-P
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Patty-P 01/14/12 - 04:20 pm
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Stealing that much money is

Stealing that much money is deserving of punishment and not probation. I bet she won't serve time for it though.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 01/14/12 - 04:35 pm
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I've commented so many times

I've commented so many times about incidents exactly like this. What is it that makes people want to steal from school activities? It's happened so many times around here with people who are trusted enough to be put in those positions. Heck, I know a woman who used to ripoff the highschool baseball team concession stand. These things destroy my faith in humanity.

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 01/14/12 - 06:56 pm
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The BOE should not allow

The BOE should not allow any groups or organizations to function as a PTO or collect money on behalf of the schools, without supervising their business practices and requiring safeguards in place. How many times do the people/schools have to be ripped off to get this? May as well put the money in a basket and leave it in the school's parking lot.

Patty-P
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Patty-P 01/14/12 - 05:55 pm
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Why didn't they charge her

Why didn't they charge her with felony theft??

Asitisinaug
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Asitisinaug 01/14/12 - 10:28 pm
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WhataHoot...the bible is

WhataHoot...the bible is certainly not fiction to include "Thou Shalt Not Steal". The comments listed here are pretty much a given....ANYONE so pathetic as to steal from others deserves time behind bars. Someone who steals thousands from kids deserves a very long time behind bars as well as proper restitution. If she is innocent, so be it but if guilty then this is in fact what should happed to her.

Asitisinaug
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Asitisinaug 01/14/12 - 10:29 pm
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PattyP, may just be an

PattyP, may just be an initial charge for the arrest and warrents to seach everything she owns, all of her accounts, belongings, etc. with additional charges forthcoming.

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