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LAUSD employee who stole PTA, school money ordered to pay back $116,400

June 8, 2011 |  4:48 pm

A former Los Angeles Unified School District administrative assistant who admitted stealing money from a Torrance elementary school and PTA funds was ordered Wednesday to pay more than $116,000 in restitution.

Lisa Ann Castro, 47, was ordered by a Superior Court judge to pay $93,400 to the LAUSD and $23,000 to Halldale Elementary School in Torrance, where she worked, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney's office.

She pleaded guilty in February to one count of misappropriating public funds.

Prosecutors said Castro stole money from the PTA account and two other school accounts, in part by forging signatures on more than 100 checks.


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