Treasurer accused of stealing over $15,000 from Bennett PTSA

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(Credit: 17th Judicial District Attorney's Office)

BENNETT, Colo. — A Bennett woman was arrested this week after being accused of stealing more than $15,000 from her local Parent Teacher Student Association.

In a press release, the 17th Judicial District Attorney’s Office office indicated that during her time as treasurer of the Bennett Elementary School PTSA, Angelita Ramos, 39, forged check signatures and stole cash totaling $15,119.21 between the years of 2012 and 2013.

Ramos typically stole cash from the school’s fundraising events, including book fairs, district attorney spokesperson Sue Lindsay indicated.

The school is less than 25 miles east of Denver International Airport.

Ramos has been charged with seven counts of theft and seven additional county of forgery, and was being held on $5,000 bond after her Tuesday arrest.