NEW LONDON, N.C. -- A woman is accused of embezzling money from a local middle school PTA program, according to Stanly County authorities.

Deputies charged Kristi Williams Humphrey, 42, with embezzlement and forgery for stealing money from the North Stanly Middle School PTA in late May.

According to the police report, Humphrey was the treasurer for the PTA when school officials noticed misapplied funds belonging to the PTA.

Humphrey reportedly failed to properly make cash deposits into the PTA bank account and allegedly wrote several unauthorized checks on the PTA account by forging an endorsement, the report stated.

In both instances it was believed that Humphrey took the funds for personal use. Authorities were able determine Humphrey did fail to make cash deposits and used the money for her personal intentions, according to the report.

Humphrey turned herself in to police on Thursday. She is being held at the Stanly County Detention Center under a $10,000 secured bond.

She has a court date scheduled for June 25.
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