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SBI investigates former WRAL-FM worker

Posted October 17, 2008

— A former accounting manager at WRAL-FM is under investigation in the suspected theft of more than $200,000 from the radio station over several years, according to court documents.

State Bureau of Investigation agents on Wednesday obtained records of Bobbie Huffman Gray's account with the State Employees Credit Union as part of a fraud investigation, according to court documents. No charges have been filed.

Gray worked for WRAL-FM for 29 years before leaving the station in August 2007. The station is owned by Capitol Broadcasting Co., which also is the parent company of WRAL-TV.

In his application for a search warrant, SBI Special Agent Kevin Snead said the signatures of several WRAL-FM managers were forged on hundreds of checks between January 1999 and July 2007. The checks were supposed to be cashed to replenish the petty cash fund at the radio station, but many wound up in Gray's credit union account and others were used to pay American Express bills, Snead said.

Capitol Broadcasting issued the following statement about the investigation: “This is an ongoing investigation, and it would not be appropriate for us to comment on this matter at this time.”


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  • BlowupDollWithChatAmbitions Oct 17, 2008

    People, by posting the story, it is without prejudice. They can't win with you lot. If they didn't post it, you would say it was because it was one of their affiliates. And by posting, you complain. Some aren't happy unless they can find any reason they can to be negative.

  • boatingforfun88 Oct 17, 2008

    Sloppy sloppy sloppy reporting!!!

  • colliedave Oct 17, 2008

    Again, sloppy reporting from WRAL. Was he terminated with cause? Or, did he leave on his own accord? If there is an issue on which WRAL needs to remain silent, why post the story in the first place?

  • SomeRandomGuy Oct 17, 2008

    Inappropiate for WRAL to comment on an ongoing ivestigation??? BUt, BUT, BUT they put a story on here every day about the Nancy Cooper case which is an ongoing investigation!! Talk about hypocrites!!

  • DontLikeTheSocialistObama Oct 17, 2008

    Sounds like WRAL-FM uses the same accounting procedures that WCPSS uses.