- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 9, 2016

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) - The former treasurer of a parent teacher organization in Connecticut has pleaded no contest to charges she embezzled more than $30,000 to pay for personal expenses.

The Connecticut Post (https://bit.ly/2flEaUn ) reports that 36-year-old Sarah Chiarelli entered the plea Tuesday in Bridgeport to one count of first-degree larceny. She faces up to three years in prison when she’s sentenced on Jan. 13.

Police say Chiarelli was treasurer of the Monroe organization when board members discovered more than $30,000 missing from the organization’s bank account in March 2015.

Police say the organization’s president confronted Chiarelli but Chiarelli wouldn’t turn over any bank statements. They say members determined Chiarelli charged nearly $21,000 on the organization’s credit card to fund a trip to Disney World and other personal expenses.

Her lawyer declined to comment.

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Information from: Connecticut Post, https://www.connpost.com


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