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Former school bookkeeper want on embezzlement charge arrested

Posted October 17, 2015
Updated October 19, 2015

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— A Fayetteville woman charged last year with stealing from Reid Ross Classical School was arrested late Friday, authorities said.

Shakicha Natasha Murphy, 38, of 826 King Arthur Drive, was arrested on a shoplifting charge at a local Walmart, and police found that she had an outstanding embezzlement warrant from June 2014.

Murphy worked as a bookkeeper at Reid Ross Classical and is accused of stealing more than $65,000 from the school.

Authorities said Murphy, who was responsible for the school’s finances in 2011 and 2012, wrote fraudulent receipts for money she collected. Murphy also manipulated the school’s extracurricular activities to cover up the scheme, according to officials.

Murphy was being held at the Cumberland County Jail under a secured bond of $15,000. Her first appearance in court is scheduled for Monday.


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  • Sonja Yagel Oct 18, 2015
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    Looks like she has a problem keeping her hand out of the till where ever she is employed. Why would the Salvation Army hire someone who has already embezzled $65,000.00 from a former employee? As the saying used to be "Put in a nickel, take out a dime, soon this joint is going to be mine".

  • Daryl Barefoot Oct 18, 2015
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    Did you read a different article than me?

    Fayetteville police said Shakicha Natasha Murphy, 38, of 826 King Arthur Drive, stole from the Salvation Army located at 220 E. Russell St.

  • Joe Sherrill Oct 18, 2015
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    I love the way the head lines make this look like she was an employee of the Salvation Army when the alleged crime was committed. It should have read "Former Reid Ross Classical School employee", however thats not the agenda of the news media today.