Ex-PTA leader pleads guilty to felony theft
by Michelle Babcock
August 13, 2014 12:25 AM | 3787 views | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Kim Turman
The former treasurer for Indian Knoll Elementary School’s PTA pleaded guilty Friday to stealing thousands of dollars from the organization, along with thousands more from the Sequoyah High School girls soccer booster club.

Kimberly Ann Turman, 42, of Canton, pleaded guilty to felony charges of theft by taking, court records show.

She was sentenced to 10 years probation, with a $1,000 fine, 100 hours of community service and restitution money to be paid to the two school organizations she stole from, court documents show.

Turman was arrested in April 2013 and charged with the theft of more than $18,000 from the two nonprofit school organizations.

In March 2013, representatives of the PTA reported discrepancies in the organization’s account to the sheriff’s office. Turman was accused of stealing $12,448.61 from the elementary school PTA in 2011 and 2012 and $5,882.51 from the high school booster club in 2012, documents show.

Turman served as the treasurer of Indian Knoll Elementary School PTA for two years and treasurer of Sequoyah High School Girls Soccer Booster Club for one year, according to reports.

As part of her probation, Turman is ordered to pay restitution money to the Indian Knoll PTA and Sequoyah girls soccer booster club, with the amount to be determined at a hearing Sept. 9, court documents show.

Also as part of Turman’s probation, she cannot “work or volunteer for any clubs, organization, concession or otherwise for any school in any county within the state of Georgia or not for profit organization for the duration of probation.”

She also can’t work in any position requiring the handling of money.

However, she can volunteer for nonprofit organizations as long as the organization is given a copy of Turman’s indictment and sentence before any work takes place, court records show.

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