Oregon Woman Sentenced for PTO Theft - Update
(North Plains, Oregon) Nikki Nafiza Robinson has been sentenced to serve two years of probation, 100 hours of community service and undergo a mental health evaluation.
Oregon Woman Convicted of PTO Theft - Update
[Previous 6/11/14 post]
(North Plains, Oregon)
A North Plains woman was found guilty Tuesday of defrauding her local Girl Scouts troop and elementary school's Parent Teacher Organization.Sentencing is scheduled for June 24.
Nikki Nafiza Robinson, 46, went to trial last week in Washington County Circuit Court on five counts of first-degree theft.
Authorities say Robinson was an active parent volunteer with the Girl Scouts troop in North Plains and the North Plains Elementary School PTO.
During closing arguments Tuesday, Deputy District Attorney Bik-Na Han said Robinson had access to the groups' accounts and debit cards, and she spent their money on personal expenses.
In the case of the Girl Scouts, Han said, an account that should have had at least $1,000 from cookie sales dwindled to $8. The prosecutor also said Robinson used thousands of dollars in PTO funds. After the North Plains police chief began investigating, she returned nearly $9,000.
Oregon Woman Accused of PTO Theft
[Previous 3/20/13 post]
(North Plains, Oregon) A 45-year-old former president of the North Plains Elementary Parent Teacher Organization (PTO), Nikki N. Robinson, has been indicted on six counts of first-degree theft.
Robinson is accused of taking money from the Parent Teacher Organization and from the Girl Scouts, North Plains Police Chief Bill Snyder said.Robinson was booked and released. Arraignment is scheduled for March 27.
Police have not said how much Robinson is accused of taking or when the alleged thefts occurred. Court records show that some of Robinson's charges are from incidents between 2010 and 2012.
Snyder on Tuesday said North Plains police started the investigation about a year ago. Citing an ongoing investigation, Snyder would not release more details about the case.