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Rocky Mount employee charged with embezzlement

Posted September 13, 2011
Updated September 14, 2011

— A 29-year employee of the City of Rocky Mount was indicted Monday on charges he stole from the city during his tenure with at the water treatment plant.

Gary Ronald Weeks was fired Aug. 30 and arrested Tuesday, City Manager Charles Penny said. He had been a maintenance supervisor in the city's Department of Water Resources.

Police investigated Weeks, 53, over a course of several months and charged him with nine counts of embezzlement by a government officer, three counts of obtaining property by false pretenses and one count of larceny.

He surrendered to authorities and was being held on $110,000 bond.


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  • gabbieaprilrenee Sep 14, 2011

    What does it matter if he was 29 or 53 ??????????REAllY???????????? THIS IS A CASE OF DIGRUNTLE employees....... Get all your facts straight..

  • ECU4lifepurpgold Sep 14, 2011

    Hes a Gov officer b/c he was a supervisor with the city. And I bet all those nice things he and his family DID have will now have to be sold to make ends meet. What better time to get caught year 29 right before you retire and BAMMMM its all down the drain LOL. People who do these kinds of things need some big PRISON time. BYE BYE Deacon or you can be a deacon in the jail for the prisoners. As many people in Rocky Mount that are struggling heck I live there and Im a cop I struggle but I will never stoop that low to steal and loose all I have built in my career. KARMA

  • golorealist Sep 14, 2011

    he stole a lot of money over a very long period of time. this story isn't about a few thousand dollars being stolen, and it went on for much more than a decade. it will be interesting to see if all of the facts ever come out in this case, and it will be even more interesting to see if any other associated parties are charged.

  • esprg Sep 14, 2011

    @Shout you know a lot of those things are not saying it's right or wrong just saying things seemed to go a little more smooth with people.

  • Its the who what Sep 14, 2011

    He is a dirty thief and no better than the bums on the street.

  • shoutntime Sep 14, 2011

    He was employed there for 29 years. I worked for the Rocky Gas department in the mid 80s, it was a good ole boy operation with little oversite. I am surprised arrest like this haven't happened more.

  • esprg Sep 14, 2011

    The article is saying basically w/in his 29 yrs of work for the City of Rocky Mount, during his 29 yrs he was @ the water treatment plant he was stealing and was not caught. So now w/in the same yrs w/the same city he is an officer and has been indicted for his crimes committed during his water supervisor stint. Yes... there is a grammatical error in the 1st paragraph, but it is understandable.

  • esprg Sep 14, 2011

    Misty...the 29 yr means the number of years he has worked the employee is the age 53.

  • puzzled Sep 14, 2011

    The story clearly states that he is 53 years of age and has been with the dept 29 years. Also, he could have worked with the police and stole from another dept. I don't know how but could have happened that way. I appreciate WRAL trying to report the truth.

  • hunter38 Sep 14, 2011

    ahhh misty123 perhaps you should apply at WRAL. If you proof read it yourself you would see that it clearly states 29 year employee not 29 years old....simple terms...he worked there 29 years....the mistake was they had him as an employee with the police