By Matt Goodman

Killeen Daily Herald

The Saegert Elementary School Parent Teacher Association is under investigation by the Killeen Police Department after a state-ordered audit showed monetary inconsistencies.

A tip from an anonymous source prompted the Texas PTA to order an impromptu audit about two weeks ago, an official said. The findings were then given to the Killeen Police Department.

Police department spokeswoman Carroll Smith confirmed that "something" is under investigation with the elementary school's PTA, but would not comment further.

Though a tip spurred the state to audit the Saegert Elementary PTA, the Texas PTA annually audits local PTA funds. In December 2008, Trimmier Elementary PTA President Melisa Pearl Worth was arraigned on a charge of theft of more than $1,500 but less than $20,000 after an audit showed that about $6,000 was taken out of the PTA fund without proper documentation between Dec. 15, 2006, and May 3, 2007.

Kyle Ward, executive director of the Texas PTA, said he did not believe there was any correlation between Worth and the investigation into the Saegert Elementary PTA.

Because the PTA is a separate entity from the Killeen Independent School District, a KISD official said the district would not take action and would allow the police department to handle the investigation.

Saegert Elementary officials also declined to comment.

Contact Matt Goodman at or (254) 501-7550.

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