Peabody Poopsmooch Selling Stolen Cell Phones On Facebook Turns Out To Be Former Head Of PTO Who Stole Thousands Of Dollars From Kid’s School
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A couple turtle riders sent us this a couple days ago after it was published on the Beverly, Salem, Lynn, Swampscott, Peabody Yard Sale page:
This is a world I cannot relate to. I’ve just never considered buying things on the Facebook Marketplace. Seen way too many ratchets in my day. Don’t trust any of them, and this is why.
She did get her money back though:
Delete the post? How bout, shut the fuck up instead? You pull a stunt like this around Christmas and you deserve to be publicly shamed so that no one else falls for your scams. Because there’s a 0.0% chance this was her first Facebook scam, and it sure as hell won’t be her last. God I hate these people who have a problem with public humiliation. They should be forever banned from the Internet.
Turns out she got the money back like a bad ass by simply showing up at her house instead of calling the cops:
Oh, and there’s a twist:
The victim is alleging that Ana Aguiar was the former head of her child’s PTO in Peabody before getting fired when a whole bunch of money started to disappear. Turns out that story checks out:
Police say they expect an investigation into alleged misuse of funds by a former PTO treasurer will wind down shortly, but it’s unclear what, if any, criminal charges will be filed. Peabody police Detective Michael Crane said Thursday the department was first notified of the situation in December, but he couldn’t shed any light on the timespan of the alleged misconduct or the amount of money involved. The individual’s name hasn’t been publicly released and no charges have been filed.
”We can only acknowledge the fact that we have an ongoing investigation,” he said. “Hopefully something will transpire within the next week or two.”
On Wednesday, students at Carroll Elementary School were sent home with two letters from the school PTO leadership and the principal, notifying parents of the situation. There was also a nomination form included to begin the process of electing a new board treasurer. The PTO’s letter said the executive board recently determined the individual had “commingled and misappropriated” PTO funds and that situation was immediately reported to the police and other city and school officials. The letter said a hearing was conducted Jan. 16 that resulted in the person being removed from office.
According to the PTO, authorities were still gathering evidence and attempting to recover funds, but had seized some money and placed “a security interest” on an asset belonging to the former treasurer. According to publicly available income reports, the PTO’s total revenue for July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013 was $40,718. More than $60,000 was reported for the two previous years.
Shocking that someone who stole money from her kid’s school would go on to become a Facebook cell phone con artist.
The bottom line is that if you do choose to purchase something off of a stranger on Facebook, make sure you click on their profile picture first. If you see anything resembling some sort of pet filter:
Just assume that you’re dealing with someone who is well versed with selling food stamps at half price.