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Oakland City woman arrested for making unauthorized purchases from school PTO account

Posted by on Thursday, August 29th, 2019 @ 5:38 pm.

Stephanie Rhoton

GIBSON CO., Ind. – A woman from Oakland City has been allegedly taking advantage of the Parent-Teacher Organization in her Indiana school.

Indiana State Police Detective Tobias Odom initiated a criminal investigation on August 13t after receiving information that unauthorized purchases were recently discovered on the Wood Memorial PTO bank account.

During the investigation, Detective Odom revealed the PTO secretary, Stephanie Rhoton, 36 of Oakland City, made several unauthorized purchases between July 8 and July 24 totaling over $4,180. One unauthorized purchase was for parasailing while recently vacationing in Daytona Beach, Forida.

After reviewing the criminal investigation, Gibson County Prosecutor’s Office issued a warrant for Rhoton’s arrest. She was arrested this afternoon (Thursday, August 29) after turning herself in at Oakland City Police Department. Rhoton was taken to the Gibson County Jail where she is currently being held on bond.

Arrested and Charges:

  • Stephanie Rhoton, 36, Oakland City, Ind.
  1. Fraud on a Financial Institution, Class 5 Felony
  2. Fraud, Class 6 Felony

Investigating Officer: Detective Tobias Odom, Indiana State Police

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