Woman accused of embezzling over $138,000 from youth programs

Posted at 12:59 PM, Oct 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-31 14:59:20-04

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    CARMICHAEL, Calif. (KCRA) — A Carmichael woman is facing several charges after she embezzled more than $138,000 from an elementary school parent-teacher organization and youth sports teams, authorities said.

Jennifer Haymart was arrested Tuesday for charges related to embezzlement, grand theft, forgery and unlawful use of personal identifying information, the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department. She is being held at the Sacramento County Jail on $125,000 bail.

Haymart was voted as treasurer for Deterding Elementary School’s Parent Teacher Organization, also known as DREAM PTO, in June 2015.

More than two years later, in October 2017, a large check was written to another group — the Carmichael Little League, where Haymart was also the treasurer.

An investigation was then launched into DREAM PTO’s bank account, which revealed Haymart took roughly $85,372 between November 2015 and October 2017 for personal gain, according to the Sheriff’s Department.

The PTO wasn’t the only organization Haymart stole from, authorities said.

She’s accused of taking about $52,757 from the Carmichael Little League between July of 2016 and November of 2017 and forged documents of legitimate statements to try and cover her tracks, the Sheriff’s Department said.

Haymart also conducted fundraisers for the Orangevale JAX Titans baseball team. She took $405 by paying herself out of the team’s PayPal account and creating a fraudulent invoice to substantiate a purchase, the Sheriff’s Department said.

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