Seahurst Elementary School PTA Treasurer Accused Of Theft

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According to charges filed in King County Superior Court, Hilary Jane Pinter, PTA Treasurer for Burien’s Seahurst Elementary School, stole nearly $28,000 from the PTA account.

Pinter, 34, was charged with four counts of first-degree theft.

Apparently Pinter had been embezzling funds from the account by writing checks to herself, then recording them as bill payments. This happened between September 2006 and April 2008.

The theft was reported to the King County’s Sheriff’s office after an internal audit revealed the irregularities. Investigators were told that Pinter had called or e-mailed them, admitted the theft and asked for forgiveness.

According to documents, Pinter also gave a $15,000 check to a PTA member on the condition that if they cashed the check she would not be prosecuted.

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