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Trace Elementary Back in the News



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    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.
    Last month, a person who works at the daycare on school property was charged with inappropriately touching children in his care.
    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

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