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Wake deputy charged with embezzlement

Posted April 8, 2011 3:28 p.m. EDT
Updated April 8, 2011 5:01 p.m. EDT

— A Wake County deputy was charged Friday with stealing drugs and money from the department, authorities said.

Balinda Manley, 34, of 8401 Falcon Crest Circle in Angier, was charged with two counts of embezzlement and one count of possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana.

Irregularities were uncovered during a routine evidence audit, and Sheriff Donnie Harrison asked the State Bureau of Investigation to look into the situation. The investigation is ongoing, authorities said.

The embezzlement charges involve 80 grams of marijuana and $6,433 in cash, authorities said.

Manley has been with the sheriff's office since April 2004.