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PTO official out on bond

A Forsyth County mother accused of taking thousands of dollars from a local school parent-teacher organization turned herself in Monday.

Jamie Garfield, 36, of Northridge Drive was released from the Forsyth County Detention Center after posting a $13,521 bond, said Cumming Police Sgt. Bryan Zimbardi.

Garfield, who served as treasurer for the Cumming Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization for several years, was charged with theft by taking.

She is accused of stealing about $8,000 from the organization.

The group’s board members reported the thefts to authorities after discovering one of the accounts was overdrawn.

Zimbardi has previously said Garfield initially cooperated with investigators, but failed to show up for a recent interview and stopped accepting or returning their calls.