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Miss. school PTO treasurer charged in $20K theft

OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) - Ocean Springs police say a school bookkeeper who also volunteered as treasurer for the parent-teacher organization at Magnolia Park Elementary has been arrested on an embezzlement charge involving $20,000 in PTO money.

According to Lt. John Flowers, 28-year-old Holly Harrison Fitts left her job at Magnolia Park on Monday and was arrested Tuesday.

Flowers said PTO members reported money missing Monday afternoon and pointed detectives to questionable bookkeeping practices.

Police said they have recovered much of the money.

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