Records of Radnor PTO being looked at by D.A.

Posted: November 05, 2011

The Delaware County District Attorney's Office is conducting a forensic investigation on financial records from the parent-teacher organization at Radnor Elementary School, officials said Friday.

In 2009, Radnor police were approached about an alleged theft of about $40,000. The department contacted the District Attorney's Office, according to Radnor police Sgt. Andrew Block. According to Nick Caniglia, the PTO's attorney, cash and checks from a fund-raising event allegedly were not deposited into the group's account by the person charged with the task. The discovery was made during a routine audit.

A letter from the PTO to Radnor police dated June 5, 2009, stated that the person offered to reimburse the money contingent upon the board's notifying police that it did not wish to prosecute. The board voted to instead accept reimbursement from its insurance carrier. The board also voted to take no position on whether the investigation should proceed, the letter stated.

Recently the allegations resurfaced, and Radnor police contacted the District Attorney's Office, which requested the group's financial records, according to Block. The school is at 20 Matsonford Rd. - Mari A. Schaefer

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