Woman accused of stealing from the school group she worked for

BEAUFORT, SC (WTOC) - Melissa Otero is being charged with Breach of Trust with Fraudulent Intent after police say she took funds from the school's PAC fund, or Parent Action Committee fund, while serving as the committee's treasurer.

The committee and students raised the money through fundraisers to help hold special activities for the students throughout the year like field day.

Committee members say it's been a difficult situation and they are hoping they'll get the money back. They say they have put extra safety measures in place to make sure this kind of thing doesn't happen again.

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