Owasso Woman Arrested On Charge Of Stealing Parent-Teacher Funds
OWASSO, Oklahoma - An Owasso woman turned herself into the Tulsa County jail after police say she stole thousands of dollars from the Mills Elementary Action Club in Owasso. Christy Bratton turned herself in Sunday morning and bonded out about an hour later.
Bratton was charged with embezzlement last week after police say she stole more than $4,000 from the Action Club last month while serving as the group's treasurer.
The money should have gone towards classroom improvements such as putting more technology in classrooms. Investigators say she took the money for her own use without the consent of Owasso Public Schools or the Mills Action Club.
The club is a parent-teacher group that raises money for classroom improvements.
An audit revealed the money was missing, and detectives turned their case over to Tulsa County prosecutors.
Prosecutors charged Bratton, 33, with embezzlement last week, and an arrest warrant was issued for her on Wednesday.