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Suspect in Missing El Rincon PTA Funds in Court Today

Elementary school reported $23,700 missing from its coffers in November 2011.

A preliminary hearing for Cheryl Noda, who has been charged with stealing funds from the El Rincon Elementary School PTA, was continued today at the request of her attorney.

Noda was charged April 12 with two counts of grand theft by embezzlement, one count of second-degree commercial burglary and two counts of forgery, said Jane Robison, a spokesperson for Los Angeles District Attorney Steve Cooley’s office. Noda pleaded not guilty in April.

The former treasurer of El Rincon Elementary School's PTA is accused of stealing $23,700, Robison said.

A report was filed in November with the Culver City Police Department.

El Rincon PTA President Aimee Tarver called an emergency meeting last November to discuss the missing money. The PTA board made a request for an audit in October, when the money was first discovered missing, according to Tarver. She told Patch at that time the discrepancies could be traced back to January 2011.

The hearing has been rescheduled for June 7.

Patch will keep readers updated as more details of the case unfold.

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