Sara Cottem-Dalton

Sierra Vista police arrested the president of the Parent Teacher Student Organization of Joyce Clark Middle School on suspicion of theft of more than $4,000 from the group's account.

Sara Cottem-Dalton, 43, was taken into custody Monday and booked into the Cochise County jail on suspicion of felony theft, authorities said.

On Feb. 16, the Sierra Vista Police Department began an investigation after receiving information about possible embezzlement of funds from the PTSO account.

Investigators found out more than $4,000 was reported missing and unaccounted for from the account between December 2017 and January 2018, said police. The PTSO debit card was used in the theft.

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Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective John Papatrefon at 520-452-7500.

Contact reporter Carmen Duarte at or 573-4104. On Twitter: @cduartestar