Crime

Ex-PTA president who embezzled thousands ordered to pay up

Sue Ann Cunningham
Sue Ann Cunningham

A past president of the Parent Teacher Association at Singing River Elementary School has until Tuesday to bring her restitution payments current in two embezzling cases involving the theft of more than $20,000.

Circuit Judge Robert Krebs said Sue Ann Cunningham has not been paying her $100-a-month payments.

She has paid $3,356 to date.

Cunningham stole $9,959 from the PTA group over seven months ending in December 2012.

In addition, she embezzled $14,750 from Gautier Cash Title To Go between June 1, 2006, and Oct. 31, 2007, while she worked there.

In April 2014, Krebs sentenced her to 10 years in prison on each of the two embezzlement charges, suspending the prison time and ordering her to serve three years under house arrest. The sentence called for 10 years of post-release supervision. The sentences run concurrently.

In addition, the judge ordered her to make monthly restitution payments to those she took the money from.

As of Friday, she still owes $20,357.80.

“She owes a lot of money,” Krebs said Friday. “She is apparently not concerned about keeping two jobs but she will get everything current by Tuesday at 9 or face Probation and Parole.”

If the judge issues a warrant through Probation and Parole against Cunningham for violating the terms of her sentence, she would have to serve her 10-year sentence in prison..

Cunningham was not in court Friday.

Margaret Baker: 228-896-0538, @Margar45

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