Woman charged with embezzling from PTO

Fayette County

A woman from Mount Hope is arrested in Fayette County.  Jessica Zukowski, 33, is facing charges of forgery and embezzlement.

The Fayette County Board of Education notified the Sheriff’s Department about the embezzlement.  According to a release, the BOE believed the funds were being taken by a member of the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO).  

Investigators found that Zukowski, who is the president of the Mount Hope PTO, had used funds from the organization to pay her home utility bill.  She was arraigned in front of a Fayette County magistrate and released on a $7,500 bond.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department at 304-574-3590 or Crime Stoppers of West Virginia at 304-255-STOP (7867).  The case is being investigated by Capt. S.L. Campbell with the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department.

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