Former Treasurer Accused of Ripping Off Boulder Hill PTA

A Plainfield woman is accused of bilking the non-profit out of more than $4,000.

Credit: File photo
Credit: File photo
Kendall County Sheriff's police said they're looking for a former Boulder Hill Elementary School Parent Teacher Association member accused of stealing more than $4,000 from the group.

Deputy Bryan Harl said a warrant was issued March 13 for Meredith Henry, a 36-year-old from Plainfield, in connection with the alleged theft. Henry was treasurer for the PTA at the time of the theft, according to police.

Harl said the PTA reported the missing money in September, saying that more than $4,000 went missing from the PTA bank account between July 1 and July 31, 2013.

Following a six-month investigation by sheriff's police, the warrant was issued for Henry's arrest on a charge of theft, a Class 3 felony. Her bond has been set at $7,500, Harl said.

Harl said Henry has yet to turn herself in.

The Kendall County Sheriff's Department is asking anyone who has information on her whereabouts to contact  Crimestoppers at (630) 553-5999. Callers can remain anonymous, and are eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.    

Debbie Skill Paulus April 11, 2014 at 07:21 PM
Richard R. you are mistaken. This is taken directly from district 308 web site.Serving the communities of Aurora, Joliet, Montgomery Oswego, Plainfield and Yorkville.
Richard R April 12, 2014 at 02:29 AM
No Debbie the School District covers those towns, But that school does not cover Plainfield. And someone else posted that she moved from Boulder Hill So I'm not mistaken.
Eva Renee Powers April 13, 2014 at 11:23 AM
This is not new. This happens more often than most know. Administrations across Illinois give the individual a chace to give the money back and resign. I agree safeguards should be put into place but anyone who handles the money should have accountabiliy for all funds coming in and going out.
Mike Francis April 13, 2014 at 03:32 PM
With online banking, every non-profit group should have numerous people with access to the online records in order to do a monthly accounting of funds. It won't stop someone from stealing a bunch of money at one time, but many of these financial crimes start out small or with numerous unauthorized transactions.
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