Former Knightdale PTA president charged with embezzlement – again

From staff reportsFebruary 28, 2013 



— The former president of the Forestville Road Elementary PTA has been charged again with stealing money from the organization and trying to cover it up.

Juli Ann Williams, 42, of 2224 Bufflehead Road north of Knightdale, was arrested Wednesday after Knightdale police concluded that she embezzled $4,129 in PTA funds she had reported stolen from her car last September. Police say the embezzlement happened on Sept. 27.

It was the second embezzlement charge levied against Williams since Knightdale police began investigating her report that PTA money was stolen from her car. In October, Knightdale police charged Williams with embezzling $1,500 from the school after auditing the PTA’s financial records and discovering the money had gone missing on July 20.

Altogether, police say, Williams took $5,629 from the organization.

Knightdale police investigated the $4,129 reported stolen from Williams’ car until this week when “we finally got the evidence we needed to show that those were stolen (by Williams),” Knightdale Police Chief Jason Godwin said.

Knightdale police declined to provide details on how they concluded Williams stole the $4,129. The money was never recovered.

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