Former Macon elementary school PTO president arrested, accused of theft

Bibb County deputies arrested a Macon woman Thursday accusing her of stealing more than $21,000 from an elementary school

Dorthy McCranie, 50, is charged with first degree forgery, fourth degree forgery and felony theft by taking, according to a sheriff's office news release.

McCranie was the PTO president at Heritage Elementary School from 2015-2016. She resigned in August, the news release states.

After she resigned, she gave the school's principal the organization's financial records. The principal called the sheriff's office after discovering money was missing, the news release states. After searching McCranie's home, deputies found documents related to the investigation, the news release states.

McCranie was in the Bibb County jail Friday morning on $98,500 bond.

Another former Macon PTO president arrested earlier this week

Bibb deputies arrested another woman earlier this week accusing her of stealing money from another Macon elementary school.

Donna Jean Rogers, 58, is accused of stealing more than $15,000 from Porter Elementary School's PTO.

According to a news release, Rogers is accused of taking the money while she was Porter's PTO president during 2015 and 2016.

During a search warrant conducted at Rogers' house, investigators found Xanax pills and marijuana. They also found documents that are associated with the investigation of the fiduciary theft.

Rogers was charged with theft by taking, possession of schedule II controlled substance and possession of marijuana.

Rogers was taken to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center and booked on the charges. She has since been released on a $13,800 bond.



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