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Deputies Say PTA Treasurer Embezzled from Fresno School’s Account



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A 30-year-old Fresno woman was charged with embezzlement Wednesday after Fresno County sheriff’s detectives said she stole $27,000 from a Sanger Unified school’s Parent-Teacher Association account.

Sandy Rojas

The sheriff’s office reported that Sandy Rojas had served as treasurer of Lone Star Elementary School’s PTA since 2017.

Deputies learned from staff at the school in early May of the missing money, which came from parents, students and teachers. The money had been donated to provide for the children at Lone Star, which is at 2617 S. Fowler Ave. in Fresno.

The sheriff’s office said Rojas spent the money on personal expenses.

After she was booked on a felony charge of embezzlement, Rojas was released hours later on the state’s Emergency Zero Dollar Bail rule. She is scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 6.

Nancy Price is a multimedia journalist for GV Wire. A longtime reporter and editor who has worked for newspapers in California, Florida, Alaska, Illinois and Kansas, Nancy joined GV Wire in July 2019. She previously worked as an assistant metro editor for 13 years at The Fresno Bee. Nancy earned her bachelor's and master's degrees in journalism at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. Her hobbies include singing with the Fresno Master Chorale and volunteering with Fresno Filmworks. You can reach Nancy at 559-492-4087 or Send an Email