The former president of the Cedar Trails Elementary Parent Teacher Organization has pled guilty on a charge of embezzling from the PTO.
Bonny Lynn Holden, of Oakfield Township, pled guilty on a five-year felony charge of embezzlement of $200 or more but less than $1,000 from a non-profit or charitable organization. Her sentencing is due to take place in Kent County’s 17th Circuit Court before Judge Lieber on October 22 at 2 p.m.
The Cedar Springs Police was contacted in February by PTO board members and asked to investigate the possible embezzlement of funds from the PTO. Members provided information and documents about missing money that went as far back as fall of 2008. Holden was cooperative and met with police on several occasions, providing additional details on how the money was being handled by her. She turned herself into police when a warrant was issued and was arrested on June 10.