Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Former Sheriff In North Carolina Indicted For Allegedly Embezzling More Than $200K

Former Franklin County Sheriff Pat Green in North Carolina has been indicted on charges he embezzled more than $200,000 from the county.  According to prosecutors, over a period of more than 3 years, from at least November 20, 2007 through January 30, 2011, Green misappropriated $221,543 in cash intended for undercover drug buys.  Green reportedly admitted to taking as much as $90,000 while in a state of depression in the wake of his first wife's death in 2008.  He faces up to 19 years in prison if convicted.

Read the story here and here.

Update (8/17/12): Green pleaded guilty to two felony counts of embezzlement and was sentenced to three to five years in prison for embezzling more than $221,000 from Franklin County.

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