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Rocky Mount employee charged with embezzlement

Posted September 13, 2011 5:57 p.m. EDT
Updated September 14, 2011 11:03 a.m. EDT

— 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.