Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Former North Carolina Sheriff Lieutenant Accused Of Embezzling Nearly $100K
Derek Jackson O'Mary, 43, of Durham County, North Carolina, has been charged with embezzling nearly $100,000 from the Durham County Sheriff's Department where he had served as a Lieutenant. According to authorities, O'Mary is alleged to have taken a total of $97,976 in county funds intended to make undercover drug busts and to pay confidential informants. O'Mary is charged with 37 embezzlement charges and one count each of obstruction of justice and cocaine possession. His scheme spanned nearly six years, from July 2003 through April 2009, according to authorities. O'Mary was fired in April 2009 after evidence was presented that he had misappropriated from the funds.