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PTA official charged with stealing from Cumberland school

Posted December 7, 2011

— Cumberland County investigators charged a PTA official at a local elementary school on Wednesday with embezzling close to $4,000 from the school.

Shaquanna Shene McAllister, 28, of 613 Hickory View Court in Fayetteville, is the PTA vice president at Cliffdale Elementary.

McAllister was responsible for a fundraiser that involved selling cookies, candies and gifts. Investigators said she collected about $10,000 in orders and payments from participants but turned only about $6,000 over to the PTA treasurer.

She was released after posting a $5,000 bond.


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  • Rico Dec 9, 2011

    She was just raising money for obama...whats so wrong with that?

  • Red Green Dec 8, 2011

    “So glad she was caught and justice served.” - wildcat

    No person shall ... be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law. So justice was served? According to the Constitution, Mmm…not yet.

  • bowslinger70 Dec 8, 2011

    Book er' Dan-O !!

  • Scubagirl Dec 8, 2011

    I also wonder HOW she posted $5K in bail money. Must have kept the PTA money she stole as a fall back. Once she shows up for court (IF) and bail money returned-it should be RETURNED TO THE PTA

  • gabi Dec 8, 2011

    @menfreya0704: Poorly run fund raisers are definitely a problem :( When I run a fund raiser, I don't order the product unless the money's already in my hands -- it saves on this problem. It means that if a parent claims they sent the money, they don't get what they paid for unless they can prove it. If their child lost the money en route, it makes it the child/parent's problem, not the PTA's. I'm sorry that your friend is having to deal with all of this. I hope it gets cleared up quickly.

  • fayncmike Dec 8, 2011

    "Next stop, Obama's department of spreadin' the wealth aroun'.

    I don't suppose you have any way to show the relevancy of your statement to the story, do you? No? I didn't think so. Just more whining about President Obama.

  • fayncmike Dec 8, 2011

    "all you have to do is take one look at her. She probably scared everyone into electing her as the official...YIKES!!!

    and if she went to trial, which is unlikely, and you were a juror, you'd base your decision on that?

  • Rebelyell55 Dec 7, 2011

    To hose wondering where she got bail money from the story has it wrong since she has never been in trouble before she was able to sign herself out with paying any bail money.
    December 7, 2011 4:22 p.m.
    your dreaming, the LEO arent' that quick to judge when it come to something like this. She'll have her day in court, but a law suit, lol, ain't going to happen. Now, what are you going to say on the next article if she is guilty? While some may have good intention, they know not what they do.

  • Ambygirl Dec 7, 2011

    menfreya0704- You are a good friend to stay by her. If she is found innocent, I hope she is acquitted.

  • JustOneGodLessThanU Dec 7, 2011

    So this woman bet her life on school teachers not knowing how to do math? LOL How'd that work out for her?