A Penn Valley woman serving as president of the Pleasant Valley Elementary School District Parent Club was arrested Wednesday after she reportedly embezzled $11,000 from the organization.
Members of the parent club realized the theft after checking the group’s account, said Nevada County Sheriff Keith Royal.
There should have been about $8,500 in the account and there was only $500, Royal said.
It eventually was determined during the investigation that the group’s president, Michelle Renee Huni, had taken about $11,000 from the account since October, Royal said.
Huni, 35, reportedly spent the money on a cell phone, groceries, for cash and other purchases.
She was taken into custody on suspicion of embezzlement, booked and released on $10,000 bail.
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