Tuesday, February 10, 2015

North Carolina Man Charged With Embezzling $130K From Convenience Store

From the Carteret County News Times on 2/10/2015:

Police here arrested a town resident Monday and charged him with embezzling more than $130,000 from a Handy Mart where he was store manager.
John Joseph “JJ” Pavel, 26, is charged with felony embezzlement in excess of $100,000. He had his first appearance in district court in Beaufort on Tuesday and remains jailed under a $100,000 bond. His next court appearance is scheduled for Friday, March 6.
Newport Officer Michael Alberti, a detective, investigated the case. Corporate representatives of E. J. Pope & Son Inc of Mt. Olive contacted police Monday about the potential embezzlement at one of its Newport-based locations.
The company owns Handy Mart stores throughout Eastern North Carolina.
After being contacted by the company, Officer Alberti reviewed numerous records and transactions with corporate officials and determined that between July 2013 and January 2015, Mr. Pavel is suspected to have embezzled in excess of $130,000.
Mr. Pavel has been employed at the Newport Handy Mart for three years and was promoted to manager May 2012.

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