Former Brooklyn PTA Treasurer Ordered To Pay Back Money To Parents Or Serve Time

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A former PTA treasurer accused of stealing funds met with a judge Monday in a Brooklyn court as she made a bid to preserve her freedom.

Providence Hogan is hoping to avoid jail time by paying the $82,000 she stole over two years from the PTA at her child’s elementary school, P.S. 29.

1010 WINS’ Juliet Papa reports: Judge Says Pay It Back, Or Go To Jail

Her attorney, Stephen Flamhaft, said personal and financial setbacks led Hogan to steal from the children in order to keep her business — a day spa on Atlantic Avenue — from folding.

Flamhaft said the woman who embezzled the cash four and five years ago, was emotionally and psychologically scarred from multiple miscarriages, and the loss of her husband’s job. He said his client was “very much” remorseful and “nervous.”

“She’s a changed person,” he said.

The other parents at P.S. 29 who trusted Hogan have sympathy for her — up to a point.

“I feel sorry for her family. I feel sorry that she was desperate enough to do something like that, but at the same time she has seriously injured the school community,” Neil Wherle said.

“My youngest just graduated, but I, I still have a vested interest in making sure this is made right even though I will no longer be a P.S. 29 parent come September,” former PTA member Natalie Giles said.

The deal, if ratified, will require Hogan to come up with $40,000 at sentencing, then the rest in the following 9 months.

That whole process could take at least another month. Hogan is due back in court on August 11th, when she will find out precisely how much money she’ll have to pay, including interest.

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  • Yoma Ma

    @ Chris- Crazy White people? Its not crazy, its stupid and greedy but nothing to do with crazy, she deserves time without a doubt to set an example, but to make this a racial thing shows your ignorance. At least she is willing to pay the money back, and do not tell me that blacks, Hispanics or any other race is not cut form the same cloth when it comes to money…….

  • Johnny Handsome

    Why isn’t she in jail? 82 grand and no jail term? Its alright to steal money to support your failing business these days I guess. “Her attorney said personal and financial setbacks lead Hogan to steal from the children.” Well, aren’t those the reason everyone steals?

    • Theresa Clarke

      Pefectly said, Handsome.

  • Chris Rivera

    Crazy white people at work again. If she was black she would have been in jail waiting for her next court day.

    • danny

      She looks Spanish. Her hubby is white.

    • luis rivera

      I take it you work for a white person thats where all your hate comes from because you are jealous .Deep down you want to be white .

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