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School bookkeeper charged with embezzlement

Posted January 16, 2009 2:36 p.m. EST
Updated January 16, 2009 4:09 p.m. EST

— A former Moore County school bookkeeper has been charged with stealing more than $15,000 from the New Century Middle School in Cameron.

Jennifer Pruitt, 29, is charged with 18 counts of obtaining property by false pretense and 12 counts of embezzlement.

Pruitt resigned her position at New Century after a December audit revealed discrepancies in the school's finances. The audit found more than two dozen instances in which money was missing or was used to make purchases.