A past president of the Early Parent-Teacher Committee turned herself in at the Brown County Jail Thursday after being indicted in connection with the theft of funds from the organization.
The August session of the Brown County Grand Jury returned a sealed indictment against Kindra Gayle Riley, 29, of Brownwood for theft over $1,500 under $20,000, jail records state.
Riley, who is free on $5,000 bond, could not be reached for comment.
Early police began in investigation when the Parent-Teacher Committee reported about $8,000 was missing from its accounts when the new board took over in late May 2008, Early Police Chief David Mercer said.
“Kindra Riley was the past president and also maintained all control of the money,” Mercer said in an e-mail to the Bulletin. “Numerous checks were written for cash and events that never took place.”
In an unrelated case, a former Brownwood state school correctional officer turned himself in at the jail Friday on a sealed indictment for sexual assault.
James Allen Sullivan, 42, is free on $20,000 bond, jail records state.
Sullivan was indicted in 2007 on 15 counts of sexually assaulting a juvenile while he worked at the Texas Youth Commission facility.
Details of the latest case against Sullivan were unavailable Friday.
Allyson Mitchell, a prosecutor in the Texas Attorney General’s Special Prosecution Unit, presented the case to the grand jury, court records state. Mitchell could not re reached for comment.
In other unrelated cases, Matthew Sharp, 35, of Early, and Randall Jowers, 52, of Bangs, were booked into jail Thursday on sealed indictments charging them with indecency with a child, jail records state.
Sharp was indicted for indecency by sexual contact, and Jowers was indicted for indecency by exposure, records state.