Another PTA embezzlement story

This one from Los Angeles has been hanging around a while, and it’s not the only one in La-La land, but it’s a significant amount of money, and the culprit has to pay it back. She was also sentenced to two years in prison. A hundred grand is a lot of license plates.

From the LA Times:

A former Los Angeles Unified School District administrative assistant who admitted stealing money from a Torrance elementary school and PTA funds was ordered Wednesday to pay more than $116,000 in restitution.

Lisa Ann Castro, 47, was ordered by a Superior Court judge to pay $93,400 to the LAUSD and $23,000 to Halldale Elementary School in Torrance, where she worked, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.

She pleaded guilty in February to one count of misappropriating public funds.

Prosecutors said Castro stole money from the PTA account and two other school accounts, in part by forging signatures on more than 100 checks.

Ah, those golden memories–Hey, what are they doing?

Actually, the most disturbing part of this story is the big-brother implication carried in the story’s last line.

From the Associated Press:

BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. – Students at a California high school are being asked to turn in yearbooks after a pornographic photo was discovered inside the memory book.

San Bernardino County investigators were notified Tuesday and Big Bear High School employees and detectives began collecting the yearbooks in the mountain community at Big Bear Lake, 70 miles east of Los Angeles.

The school dance photo shows a 17-year-old boy’s hand inside the clothing of a 15-year-old girl and may involve sexual penetration.

Sheriff’s spokeswoman Cynthia Bachman says the couple is in the background and went unnoticed by the yearbook adviser.

Bachman says most students have returned yearbooks for editing. Detectives are contacting students who haven’t turned in yearbooks with a warning they could face a charge of possessing child porn.