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Authorities: Manager stole from nursing home

Posted January 5, 2010 9:54 a.m. EST
Updated January 5, 2010 9:59 a.m. EST

— A maintenance director at a Goldsboro nursing home has been charged with stealing equipment from the facility, authorities said Tuesday.

Brenard Keith Upchurch, 48, of 988 Herring Road in Dudley, was charged with felony conversion.

Upchurch was named maintenance director at Britthaven of Goldsboro in October, and supervisors at the facility recently noticed some maintenance equipment was missing. Goldsboro County Sheriff's Office investigators said the equipment had been sold at a local pawnshop.

Some of the stolen items have been recovered, authorities said.