Former Staley PTG president charged after funds came up missing

Renee Nelson is charged with filing a false written statement and filing a false incident.

Posted: Mar. 20, 2019 12:07 PM
Updated: Mar. 20, 2019 6:11 PM

ROME, N.Y. -- The former Staley Elementary School Parent-Teacher-Group president has been charged with two misdemeanors after thousands of PTG money became unaccounted for.

Renee Nelson is charged with filing a false written statement and filing a false incident.

The Staley PTG called Nelson into question when funds were missing and on the night that Nelson was supposed to turn over all of her records, she allegedly claimed that someone stole them out of her vehicle.

During the investigation, Rome police noticed some red flags and they say Nelson admitted that she had made up the story that someone stole the records.

Since then, Nelson has been replaced as PTG president and she is set to appear back in court on April 2 to answer to her charges.

The group estimated $6,000 worth of checks and $2,500 worth of cash were missing. 

The investigation remains ongoing.

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