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A 36-year-old PTO secretary was arrested for making unauthorized purchased from the school PTO account.

Arrested and Charged was Stephanie Rhoton, 36, Oakland City, IN

  1. Fraud on a Financial Institution, Class 5 Felony
  2. Fraud, Class 6 Felony

State Police Detective Tobias Odom initiated a criminal investigation on August 13th after receiving information that unauthorized purchases were recently discovered on the Wood Memorial PTO bank account.

During the investigation, Detective Odom revealed the PTO secretary, Rhoton, 36, made several unauthorized purchases between July 8 and July 24 totaling over $4,180.

One unauthorized purchase was for parasailing while recently vacationing in Daytona Beach, FL.

After reviewing the criminal investigation, the Gibson County Prosecutor’s Office issued a warrant for Rhoton’s arrest.

She was arrested this afternoon after turning herself in at Oakland City Police Department.

Rhoton was taken to the Gibson County Jail where she is currently being held on bond.

Investigating Officer: Detective Tobias Odom, Indiana State Police