Officials with the Atlanta Police Department said that the case against a woman accused of stealing funds from E. Rivers Elementary PTA is "progressing."
In a recent article by Buckhead View, Sgt. Paul Cooper reportedly said "The investigation is progressing. The justice system is at work. Sentencing will be up to the courts."
Maryam Arjomand, 48, turned herself in April in connection to charges that funds were stolen from the E. Rivers PTA fund, according to the APD. Arjomand turned herself in to the department's Major Fraud Unit, and she was charged with felony theft by taking.
The police department said the charges stem from the "unlawful appropriation of $57,000.00 in checks from donors which were then deposited into the accused’s personal account."
Shane Lord, who was treasurer of the E. Rivers Elementary School PTA when Arjomand was arrested, told Buckhead View that he is unclear and confused as to why the justice system is moving so slowly despite the evidence against her. He stated that even though his name was reportedly forged by Arjomand on documents, he has yet to be asked by the APD for a statement.
WSBTV.COM reports that the suspect is a parent who worked at a bank in Sandy Springs.