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Update: Parent teacher organization treasurer charged with grand larceny

Posted at: 11/19/2012 9:53 AM

There is an update on the theft of more than $50,000 from a local parent-teacher organization.

Tracy Brooks was the treasurer of the Marcus Whitman Elementary Parent-Teacher Organization. She is charged with grand larceny and now the school district is offering to help the PTO set up a system to handle cash from fundraisers going forward.

The PTO and booster groups in the Marcus Whitman District are run by volunteers to provide equipment, supplies and activities not paid for by the schools.