Crime

Former University Place school treasurer faces new embezzlement charges

After Alison Woods was fired as PTA treasurer for allegedly embezzling, she got a job at another charity organization and began stealing from them, Pierce County prosecutors said.

Woods, 45, was charged with eight counts, including theft, forgery and identity theft, in connection with the theft of more than $17,000 from the Sunset Elementary School PTA in University Place.

Woods was treasurer there from 2012 to 2013.

During her arraignment, prosecutors revealed Woods was under investigation and about to be charged in a new case.

“After the PTA fired her, she managed to get a job with this other group that builds playgrounds for orphans, and she stole from them as well,” Prosecutor Mark Lindquist said.

Woods was taken into custody Friday after pleading not guilty to the theft charges in Superior Court. Bail was set at $10,000.

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