PTA Embezzler Is the Worst Mom of the Year

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Cobble Hill mom Providence Hogan is the new Joan Crawford. Although she never hit her daughter with a hanger, she did steal upwards of $5,000 from her child's school while acting as the PTA treasurer.The New York Post reports, "She had worked as treasurer for the parent group for at least three years, and at some point allegedly wrote at least two checks to herself -- though cops said that they're poring over receipts to see exactly how much Hogan swiped." Hogan supposedly used the money on fertility treatments, possibly at her offices of Providence Day Spa.

Apparently the PTA wasn't aware that $5,000 had gone missing. Responding to an article in the Daily News, one commenter wrote:

"...Not saying that the embezzlement was right, but I'm sure the PTA could survive one year without taking the students on the their annual trip to Boca Raton. Sheesh!"

To put Hogan's theft into perspective, she stole what a PTA might have made off of approximately 630 books at an annual book fair (about 8 dollars for a paperback book), 700 Venus flytraps ($7) at a spring plant sale, or 5,000 sugary cupcakes (priced at a dollar each) at a bake sale.

Possibly worse than Hogan stealing the money is how her daughter, who attends the school, must feel. According to the Post, she "didn't come to school this week."

[Mtanzer]



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8 comments
Clay Boggess
Clay Boggess

Unfortunately this is all too common. Having policies in place like requiring two signatures on a school PTA check withdrawal would help.

Jimmy
Jimmy

The reference to Joan Crawford is trite and tacky. Can't we ever get back the tiresome wire hanger cliche? It's been boring and predictable for MANY years already.

Peterpaul
Peterpaul

The movie Mommie Dearest defines Joan to most people. But the movie had many made up parts that were totally different from the book. Even Christina said so. The public now has an incorrect and exaggerated opinion of what Joan Crawford really did. Read the original book, than the The Ultimate Star by Alexander Walker. Not the horrible new bios that came out in the last few years. And check out www.joancrawfordbest.com

Chris
Chris

Way to presume innocence, asshole.

Epac
Epac

She's not worse than the Florida mom who shot her 2 kids for being "mouthy"...:-)

Jimmy
Jimmy

Sorry... should read "...PAST the tiresome wire hanger cliche."

bklyndad
bklyndad

I'm one for presuming innocence, but she actually did admit to taking the money.

AnotherDad
AnotherDad

Initial news reports said some $100,000 was missing. Now it's "only" $5,500. How sure are you that she admitted stealing? Maybe she and a few news reporters are guilty of the same "crime": sloppiness.

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