Wynnewood, Lower Merion Township, PA — The Lower Merion police were called to the Torah Academy Of Greater Philadelphia, on May 8 at 10:43 AM for the report of a theft of $4000 in cash. The Academy is located at 742 Argyle Rd. in Wynnewood, in what used to be Lower Merion's Wynnewood Road School.
"Between May 1 and May 7, someone entered the accountant's office and removed $4000 in cash from a safe located in the accountant's office, which was locked," police said. Police went further to say that numerous people have access to the office and that there were no signs of forced entry to the office; nor were there signs of tampering with the safe.
A school official told TAPinto that investigators have been back to the school and interviewed people with access to the accountant's office and the safe. That same person, who is not authorized to speak with the press, reported that the theft was most likely an inside job since no alarms were triggered.
Having $4000 in cash is unusual. Checks are usually kept in the safe and large amounts of cash, like the $4000 is unusual. He was not sure why that much cash was on hand.
According to Niche, The Torah Academy has 297 students with a teacher to student ratio of 11 to 1.
Also known as the Caskey Torah Academy, it is an Orthodox Jewish Day School, with an Early Childhood Program and a Lower and Middle School educating 3-year-olds to eighth graders.
In 1979 the Lower Merion School District sold what was known as the "Wynnewood Road School" to The Torah Academy of Greater Philadelphia. The two-story building has recently gone through expansions and renovations. The school currently has a capital improvement campaign running.
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