The president of the Pamlico County Chamber of Commerce is facing embezzlement charges.
Authorities say David Kitchen embezzled more than $6,000 dollars. The missing money was discovered after chamber officials conducted an internal audit.
Investigator Billy Jewel tells WITN News that Kitchen deposited checks and would hold cash back. Lawmen say he also wrote checks and sent money orders from the chamber to his personal businesses, which are not chamber members.
Kitchen has been removed from office and former president Carla Bryson has taken over.