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Former PTA president charged with theft
Former PTA president charged with theft

A Baltimore County woman was arrested Thursday and charged with stealing close to $10,000 from the Orems Elementary School's PTA during the time she was the group's president. Christine Samuels, 43, of Essex turned herself in to authorities Thursday and was released on $10,000 bail. The felony theft charge stems from funds that the Orems PTA told police went missing in 2013. "Stealing from children is awful," said Adam Lippe, assistant Baltimore County state's attorney. He added that while Samuels has not yet been tried on the allegation, "children suffer when people steal from the PTA." The theft charge carries a maximum penalty of up to 10 years in...

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