VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) - A former president for the Salem Elementary School PTA wasconvicted Monday of felony embezzlement for stealing money from theschool organization, according to the Commonweath Attorney'soffice.
According to police, Dawn Talbert was having problems with herpersonal finances when she began to steal money from the PTA. Shepaid restitution in full Monday.
Talbert stole approximately $2,000 from the group betweenJanuary and August of this year. Police say Talbert wasslowly returning the money before anyone noticied, but she wascaught by other members of the PTA before she was able to doso.
Members of the PTA reported Talbert to police, and she wasarrested on September 4, 2009.
She was indicted by the grand jury on October 22, 2009.
A sentencing date has yet to be set.
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