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Ex-Buckhead PTA president headed to jail for stealing school funds

3:07 PM, May 24, 2013   |    comments
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BUCKHEAD -- Maryam Arjomand, former PTA president of a Buckhead elementary school pleaded guilty on Thursday to two charges.

Arjomand, 48 was given a ten-year sentence by Judge Karen Woodson.

About a month ago, Arjomand was charged with theft, as tens of thousands of dollars came up missing in donations and vendor payments from the PTA's account following a review.

On Thursday, she faced two counts of forgery and three counts of theft by taking by fiduciary. 

Arjomand previously headed the PTA for E. Rivers Elementary and the E. Rivers Education Foundation. The Fulton County District Attorney's office said that for over two years, from 2010 - 2012, she was allegedly behind some $80,000 being stolen from the school organizations' accounts.

Information from investigators found that she funneled the money into unauthorized accounts, of which Arjomand established at a bank where she served as the Director of Sales and Marketing and Corporate Secretary.

In Thursday's sentencing, Arjomand was ordered to serve 90 days of her sentence in jail with the balance on probation. She must complete 200 community service hours and wite an apology letter to victims involved.

While on probation, Arjomand may not hold a position of trust or fiduciary capacity. She is also prohibited from having employment with a bank, nonprofit, school or the elderly.

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