Trace Elementary Back in the News

Wednesday, Mar 2, 2011  |  Updated 5:45 PM PDT
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Trace Elementary Back in the News

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Woman found dead along SJ street.

An elementary school that has had its share of negative press is getting a little more tonight.

San Jose police say two women embezzled some $50,000 from San Jose's Trace Elementary.

One of the suspects is under arrest and police say a second is on the loose.
   
Anne Zingale, a 48-year-old San Jose resident, was arrested at the school Wednesday morning following a five-month long police investigation. The second suspect has been identified as Vanessa Eleana  Reyes, a 40-year-old resident of San Gabriel.
   
Police said their investigation started when members of the school's parent-teacher organization became suspicious about a number of mysterious  charges and money missing from its account.
   
Police said Zingale and Reyes used a credit card issued by the school's parent-teacher organization to buy gifts, clothing, athletic apparel and vacations.
   
This is not the first time Trace has been in the news headlines. An arson fire last summer caused $10 million in damage.http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Boys-Suspected-of-School-Arson-to-Be-Charged-as-Adults-105102719.html
   
Last month, a person who works at the daycare on school property was charged with inappropriately touching children in his care.
http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/South-Bay-Daycare-Worker-Accused-of-Molesting-Children-115143764.html
   
Anyone with information about the embezzlement case is asked to call police Detective Mark Huiskens in the financial crimes unit at (408) 277-4521. To remain anonymous, call Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers at (408)  947-STOP (7867) or visit http://svcrimestoppers.org/.

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