The former chair of the St Helens Primary School Parent Teachers Association (PTA), William Egan, is to appear in court accused of committing fraud to the value of nearly £9,000.

Mr Egan, 33, now of Gordon Street in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, is to appear before the Isle of Wight Magistrates Court tomorrow (Monday 24th August).

He is charged with fraud by false representation, namely using his position as chairman of the PTA to appropriate funds held by that organisation in order to make a gain for himself.

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The fraud is said to amount to £8,722.13 with the offence alleged to have been committed between January and June 2018 – over 2 years ago.

Mr Egan is no longer part of the PTA.

The 33-year-old was formerly chair of St Helen’s Primary School PTA, but has since resigned from his positions at the school.

UPDATE MONDAY – Mr Egan did not enter a plea and the case has been adjourned to the Isle of Wight Crown Court on 28th September.

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