Thursday, September 15, 2011

North Carolina Woman Charged With Embezzling Nearly $200K From County Coffers

Kaye Barbour Ward, 60, of Four Oaks, North Carolina, has been charged with embezzling nearly $200,000 from Johnston County where she had served as administrative secretary and manager of the county auditorium for the Johnston County Cooperative Extension.  According to prosecutors, over a period of 7 years, from September 2003 to September 2010, Ward issued and forged at least 313 fraudulent checks drawn from county coffers for her own benefit.  She has been charged with three counts each of forgery and uttering forged paper, as well as one count each of obtaining property by false pretenses, embezzlement and felony larceny.  Ward is also accused of stealing more than $15,000 in cash receipts.  A total of $195,455 is alleged to have been misappropriated by Ward.

Read the story here and here.

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