NYC PTA treasurer charged with stealing $185,000 from school
An Upper East Side PTA treasurer was indicted on Tuesday for allegedly stealing $185,000 from his child’s elementary school to help fund a lavish lifestyle that included Caribbean trips and high-end clothing .
Marc Haynes, 34, the former co-treasurer of East Side Elementary School, PS 267 Parent Teacher Association, has been charged in Manhattan Supreme Court with robbery for allegedly defrauding the organization by making payments by unauthorized credit card from a PTA account, prosecutors mentioned.
He allegedly made 17 illegal payments to his personal credit card from an account, including one for $185,717, during his one-year tenure as fund manager in the 2020 school year- 2021.
The payments related to “luxury hotels in St. Lucia and Bermuda and purchases at Fendi, Restoration Hardware and Pottery Barn,” prosecutors said.
Haynes also allegedly used the stolen money to repay two court-ordered restitution payments as part of his 2016 conviction for stealing from a publishing company he worked for, authorities said.
He resigned as co-chairman of the PTA in October when another member noticed a suspicious $9,000 charge and was later turned into a police officer, the statement said.