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Investigation: Pigeon Forge cheerleading coach kept fundraising money

August 24th, 2011 12:00 pm by Staff Report

PIGEON FORGE — A cheerleading coach at Pigeon Forge High School and Pigeon Forge Middle School kept thousands of dollars in fees and revenues collected in fundraising activities for the schools, according to an investigation made public today by the state Comptroller's Division of Municipal Audit.

The audit identifies the coach as Pamela Schleif. She no longer works at the schools, according to state authorities.

According to the comptroller's office, Schleif from 2008-10 failed to turn over at least $11,950 in cheerleading fees that were supposed to cover costs such as uniforms, cheer camp expenses and shoes. Team members who paid the fees didn't always receive the equipment they were promised, according to the audit.

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