POLICE: VP of elementary school PTA stole $30K from local restaurant and little league
Police say Miranda Daniels stole the money from Captain's Quarters Riverside Grille where she used to be an event planner.
On Wednesday morning, Daniels was indicted by a grand jury.
"Through the course of that investigation and looking through some banking statements they were able to find some suspicious checks coming from the fern creek optimists club,” said Dwight Mitchell, an LMPD spokesperson.
According to prosecutors, Daniels is charged with multiple counts of theft by deception plus other charges.
Paul Masterson, of Captain's Quarters, contacted WDRB after seeing Daniels on our news Tuesday night.
Ironically, WDRB News interviewed Daniels while doing a story at Hawthorne Elementary School about the new free lunch program at JCPS. Daniels has children who go to Hawthorne and she volunteers her time there.
Masterson said between August of 2014 and February of this year, Daniels stole more than $30,000 from his restaurant.
The president of the Fern Creek Optimists Little League Club said Daniels also stole more than $1,400 from them.
He said Daniels was their cheerleading director for about a year and was endorsing the non-profit's checks straight into her personal bank account through an ATM.
Daniels is also the Vice President of the PTA at Hawthorne Elementary.
The president of the 15th District PTA was surprised to hear the news but told us Daniels holds a volunteer position and does not have access to any money at the school.
We tried emailing and calling Daniels Wednesday but weren't able to get in contact with her.
Daniels is set to be arraigned on Monday.
She still holds her position as Vice President of PTA at Hawthorne Elementary.
She's no longer an employee at Captain's Quarters.