Bulletin Staff Report

EARLY - A former member of the Early Parent-Teacher Committee is a suspect in the theft of about $7,000 from the organization, Police Chief David Mercer said.

He said he will forward the case to the district attorney’s office, probably in the next week.

The organization’s current board discovered in early June that money was unaccounted for and contacted police, Mercer said.

He said the money was taken on multiple occasions over the last year by methods such as deposits not being made and money being withdrawn to pay expenses for fund-raisers that never occurred.