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Former Hoke County manager out of prison

Posted March 25, 2010 3:02 p.m. EDT

— The former Hoke County manager was released from prison March 15, having completed a sentence for embezzling more than $250,000 between 1994 and 2001.

Bernice McPhatter, 53, was convicted in November 2003. She worked for the county for 21 years and resigned in October 2001 after financial irregularities came to light.

She will serve nine months’ probation, a DOC spokesman said.