Local CPA embezzled over $31K from Veteran’s Museum By VAN HOLLAND, Editor

A local Certified Public Accountant was charged May 1 with 10 felonies after an independent audit revealed she had stolen in excess of $31,000.
According to court records obtained by the Tar River Times from the Edgecombe County Clerk of Court’s Office, CPA Gerrelene Walker, 71, of the 300 block of Cambridge Drive in Tarboro, was charged with nine counts of obtaining property by false pretenses and felony larceny by employee.
A representative from the Edgecombe County Veteran’s Museum filed a complaint with the Tarboro Police Department on Feb. 2 about unauthorized expenditures associated with the checking account of the non-profit organization.
The case was given to the police department’s investigation’s division after an independent audit of the Edgecombe County Veteran’s Museum’s financial records was requested. (Read more)