Cranston mayor reacts to school committee member’s arrest

Tera Norberg was arrested and charged with embezzlement. (Rhode Island State Police)

CRANSTON, R.I. (WLNE) — Mayor Kenneth Hopkins said Thursday that the charges brought against a Cranston School Committee member were “disappointing and concerning.”

Tera Norberg, who is a committee member as well as the President of the Stone Hill Elementary School Parent Teacher Group, was arrested and charged Wednesday after allegedly stealing funds from the school system.

Hopkins said that law enforcement would investigate the allegations and that the incident is not a reflection of the city’s other officials.

“The vast majority of our officials in both of our political parties reflect the good and decent residents of Cranston that they represent,” he said.

He also said Norberg should decide her next steps in the matter.

Rhode Island State Police Maj. Det. Ken Moriarty told ABC 6 News that the current amount that Norberg is accused of embezzling is $3,000, but that the investigation is ongoing and that the department’s current estimates will likely put the total higher.

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