Former PTA treasurer arrested, charged with embezzlement in Hampton

Posted at 10:27 AM, Feb 11, 2014
and last updated 2014-02-11 10:27:38-05

Hampton, Va. – A woman has been arrested and charged with embezzlement in Hampton, police tell NewsChannel 3.

The woman, 48-year-old Tammie Brown Boyd of Hampton, was the PTA treasurer of Paul Burbank Elementary School.

Boyd was arrested on February 7, 2014. She is charged with one count of embezzlement (felony).

Police say between June 13 and August 13 of 2013, Boyd allegedly embezzled more than $3,000 from the PTA. Hampton police were contacted by the PTA after some discrepancies were seen in their account, police say. PTA members had been contacted by various vendors advising that their checks were bouncing.

After retrieving bank documents, police say it was determined that there were 26 unauthorized transactions in excess of $3,000.

Boyd was subsequently arrested without incident; she turned herself in to police.

The investigation continues and additional charges may be forthcoming, according to Cpl. Mary Shackelford of the Hampton Police Department.

Stay with NewsChannel 3 for updates.