SBI still investigating auditor findings in Tarboro – Tarboro Telegram

Whether criminal action will be taken concerning the state auditor’s findings on inappropriate financial dealings by former Tarboro town employees is still not known as investigation into the matter continues.

A report from State Auditor Beth Wood released in late July leveled accusations of financial misconduct against former Tarboro Town Manager Sam Noble, former Electric Department Director and current Mayor Rick Page and former Finance Department clerk Brenda Page.

Wood’s report alleged that more than $550,000 worth of inappropriate financial activities – ranging from questionable purchases and expense reimbursements to insurance payments to potentially illegal unemployment benefits – had taken place during he final five years of Noble’s tenure as town manager. (Source: Read more)

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SBI probes audito’s report on Noble – Rocky Mount Telegram

Although Tarboro town officials are remaining silent and council members are backtracking from comments about keeping citizens abreast of what is going on, governmental wheels are turning pertaining to former town manager Sam Noble.

Noble’s spending procedures of town funds were the focus of an investigation by the office of N.C. State Auditor Beth Wood, and the next steps in that probe are underway.

“I can confirm that the SBI Financial Crimes Unit is conducting an investigation into this matter,” SBI spokeswoman Teresa West said. “This is an active investigation, and we cannot provide more information at this time. (Source: Read more)

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