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Ex-Carthage police chief charged with embezzlement

Posted August 8, 2012

— Former Carthage Police Chief Chris McKenzie and his wife have been indicted on embezzlement charges in separate cases, authorities said Wednesday.

Chris McKenzie is accused of using a town credit card to rack up personal purchases in May and July 2011. He also faces charges in the alleged use of filling his own car with gas from Moore County-owned pumps.

Allison McKenzie is charged with stealing more than $350,000 between 2005 and last year from a local dentist's office where she worked. The money was cash payments from patients that were never deposited in the office's bank accounts, authorities said.

Chris McKenzie served as police chief in Carthage from 2002 until he resigned a year ago. He gained national attention in March 2009 when one of his officers stopped a shooting rampage at the Pinelake Health and Rehabilitation Center in town, where several patients were killed.


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  • Southern Discomfort Aug 8, 2012

    A cop breaking the law? Say it ain't so.

  • NotAgain Aug 8, 2012

    What a sense of entitlement they have. They dont think they have to work for their money like the rest of us. they just want to take other's money. They want a handout to buy the things they want. Get a JOB.

  • bombayrunner Aug 8, 2012

    will never serve a day in jail.

  • bombayrunner Aug 8, 2012

    he was a victim ... i'm sure he'll tell y'all why.

  • AX MAN Aug 8, 2012

    Another public offical for our kids to look up to.

  • Tarheel4lyfe Aug 8, 2012

    I am assuming that Dentist office was making a lot of money since it took them 6 years to miss $350,000.00!!!

  • OneLove Aug 8, 2012

    She wins. Keyboard cat -----> A three-year all-expense paid stay at the local POKEY!

  • knockitoff Aug 8, 2012

    Can you say....match made in Jail time!!

  • Keyboard cat Aug 8, 2012

    I'm sure this is just another bad Apple story. I'm wondering when just a bad apple gets upgraded to a bad orchard?

    When they procreate?

  • Keyboard cat Aug 8, 2012

    Looks like they were trying to out duel each other. She wins.