PTA Treasurer Arrested

PTA funds are missing and Kinston authorities say a two month investigation has led them to a school secretary. Toyia M. Lawson, 31 years old, was arrested Wednesday on embezzlement charges. She was employed at Southeast School in Lenoir County, as well as being the treasurer for the Southeast School PTA. Lawmen say the embezzlement occurred from the funds of the PTA account. Lawson was released on bond.