polo towers las vegas nevada Former teacher accused of stealing from PTO
The woman said the PTO had not been getting full financial details from the suspect, and that the PTO had acquired a debit card. The PTO did not have a debit card prior to LaFleur Linder becoming treasurer.
Investigators interviewed other PTO members. One said that LaFleuer Linder told her that she had moved $1,000 into a money market account and made interest off it. However, the PTO member went to the bank and was unable to locate a money market account or savings account with that money.
According to the criminal complaint,
LaFleur Linder admitted to misusing the PTO debit card. She said she purchased things from an apparel company because, “I wanted some new clothes and I didn’t want to put it on my credit card.” She said she had some credit card debt and “wanted to purchase some clothes without her husband finding out,” according to the criminal complaint.
The complaint states that LaFleur Linder also made two ATM withdrawals for $500 each from the PTO card.
She admitted to investigators that there was never a money market account.
Investigators learned LaFleur Linder was also a leader for a local Girl Scouts troop. They found she had two debit cards which belonged to two different troops.
A representative with the Girl Scouts told investigators about questionable transactions from 2013 2016.
LaFleur Linder told investigators that she was the only person to handle finances for the Girl Scouts at this time. She had four cards in her possession: one personal, one for the PTO,
and two for the Girl Scouts.