Ex-PTA president sentenced for stealing funds

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A former PTA president has pleaded guilty to stealing thousands of dollars generated through school book fairs, a silent auction and other fundraisers.

Alicia Browning, who held the position at Viewmont Elementary School in Murray, pleaded guilty Friday to third-degree felony counts of theft and forgery. As part of a plea deal, four other felonies were dismissed.

The pleas in abeyance will be dismissed in two years if the 34-year-old Browning pays a $300 court fee, $5,189 in restitution and commits no new crimes.

Browning was accused of stealing the money in chunks between October 2008 and April 2009.

In one instance, she allegedly deposited check payments from a silent auction but kept more than $1,300 in cash.


Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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