MIDDLEBOROUGH – Police are preparing embezzlement charges against two people whom they say fleeced an elementary PTA group of $30,000.

Police Chief Bruce D. Gates did not release the names of the suspects, but said it was a long-term scheme perpetuated by two PTA members who are no longer in the group.

On Sunday night the local school department sent out a phone message to parents of elementary-age students notifying them of a 6 p.m. “business meeting” on Monday that did not involve academics or the safety of students and staff.

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School Superintendent Roseli S. Weiss confirmed today that she will discuss the embezzlement charges at tonight’s meeting.