Where’s the money? That’s the question being asked in the Ken-Ton School District after a major discovery.
More than $22,000 from the PTA funds at Charles Lindbergh Elementary School have gone missing and police are trying to figure out where it went.
The money is intended for field trips and playground equipment. Parents in the district say nothing like this has ever happened before.
“The PTA at this particular school is very active. I don’t think anything like this has happened in the past, not that I know of,” said parent, Nicole Watters.
According to a police report filed with the Town of Tonawanda, the shortfall was noticed over the summer.
The report claims the PTA’s treasurer was depositing checks, but not cash from various fundraisers the entire month of July.
On Wednesday, Sunil Bakshi, who is representing the treasurer, said quote:
"My client vehemently denies any allegations and will vigorously defend herself against any allegations."
No charges have been filed at this time.
A fundraiser is now in the works to try and replace a large chuck of the missing money.
District officials say they are aware of the investigation, but say the PTA operates independently from the district and its finances are separate.