SEBASTOPOL, CA — A Sebastopol woman who worked as a volunteer for a nonprofit education foundation was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of embezzling more than $40,000, the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office said. Melissa Ann Riley, 46, is scheduled to appear in Sonoma County
Superior Court Friday afternoon.

She was booked in the Sonoma County Jail on one count each of embezzlement and grand theft. Riley worked as volunteer treasurer for the Twin Hills Apple Blossom Education Foundation since August 2018, sheriff’s Sgt. Juan Valencia said.

The foundation is an all-volunteer parent group that raises money to supplement children’s education through music, art and other enrichment programs in the Apple Blossom Elementary and Twin Hills Charter Middle schools in the Twin Hills Unified School District

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