PTA President Gets Prison Time For Stealing Thousands

August 21, 2018

The former president of a local PTA has been sentenced to prison for stealing thousands of dollars from the organization and her employer.

Sarina Young was sentenced by Judge Jennie Kinsey to 24 months in state prison to be followed by five years of probation. Young pleaded no contest to the charges of organized fraud, uttering a forged instrument, and grand theft.

Between 2013 and 2016, Young was a board member for the Ferry Pass Elementary School PTA. A joint investigation by the Escambia County School District and the State Attorney’s Office discovered that YOung opened an undisclosed account in the PTA’s name which she used to embezzle over $20,000 in funds, according to the State Attorney’s Office.

During this time, Young was employed at JCPenny and  falsified returned merchandise records to conceal her theft of over $9,000 in funds from her employer, according to prosecutors.


5 Responses to “PTA President Gets Prison Time For Stealing Thousands”

  1. M in Bratt on August 22nd, 2018 7:59 am

    This article brings a couple of questions to mind; Why has the school system not taken the responsibility for having some oversight over all these school sanctioned clubs and organizations? What is a PTA doing with this much money in the bank? I thought they were raising money to spend on the kids. What are they doing? Maybe saving it for a rainy day.

  2. Grand Locust on August 21st, 2018 4:21 pm

    The truth is not the truth. It is no wonder somebody thinks it is no big deal to steal from kids and their programs sponsored by the PTA. We need God back in folks lives.

  3. bill on August 21st, 2018 11:46 am

    let it be known a liar and a thief goes hand in hand !!!!!!!!!!!

  4. tg on August 21st, 2018 8:29 am

    Should have spent that scheme time educating your child.

  5. Anne on August 21st, 2018 6:41 am

    Ms. Young, you have violated a sacred trust to do nothing to harm or take away from OUR Children. You seem to have a sickness that we Pray time in prison will allow you to reevaluate what is Important in life.
    You have DIS-Respected the kids and your school and your JC Penny employer.
    Shame on You.

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