Former City Employee Charged With Embezzlement

A former Rocky Mount city employee with over 29 years of service is accused of stealing from the city.

Gary Weeks is charged with nine counts of embezzlement by government officer, three counts of obtaining property by false pretenses and felony larceny.

A Nash County grand jury indicted the former water treatment plant maintenance supervisor on Monday. City officials say they learned of possible embezzlement from a city employee and turned the information over to police who conducted a criminal investigation over several months.

City officials would not say how much Weeks is accused of taking from the city, nor how long the alleged embezzlement took place. "In view of this incident, our city management team will conduct a thorough review of our accounting controls and purchasing procedures and will be implementing additional necessary controls to prevent similar incidents in the future," said City Manager Charles Penny in a statement.

The 53-year-old Weeks was fired from his job on August 30th and was released today on a $110,000 bond. He has an October 24th court date.


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  • by JusticeForAll on Sep 16, 2011 at 12:54 PM
    When did it become a job requirement for Government Employees to be criminals, thugs and thieves? It seems every week we hear about another State or local employee who is caught embezzling, raping, stealing, or assaulting. We all know that most of the State Government in the General Assembly are criminals of one type or another, but when did this trickle down to the local level?
  • by U Know Who Location: Rocky Mount on Sep 14, 2011 at 01:50 PM
    I am going to say hes been stealing from the city for about 20 years and the reason they are not telling is b/c of what people might do to him or his family when they find out how much he has stolen over the time. The Weeks name in town is now done for
  • by U Know Who Location: Rocky Mount on Sep 14, 2011 at 01:46 PM
    Well well people walk around pretending to be someone when they really are not. Be who you are now your free to confess yourself as a THIEF. All you have will now be taken being you did not get it honestly. Im sure that if there was an investigation then hes guilty as SIN. Can you say the big word PRISON LOL visitation will be on Sundays 1pm to 5pm
  • by Justice on Sep 14, 2011 at 03:18 AM
    Its bad enough that goverment embezzs from the citizens of this country thru taxes, now we got people embezzing the embezzlers.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 13, 2011 at 09:10 PM
    innocent until proven guilty?
  • by ??? on Sep 13, 2011 at 06:17 PM
    Wow..it is alot of this going on...and why?I guess they say they can..and they did..and I bet they ate good!!!
  • by chill Location: enc on Sep 13, 2011 at 04:55 PM
    He stole from Taxpayers. Thats why we are in a bind.
  • by Let's multiply Location: East of the Mighty Miss. on Sep 13, 2011 at 04:32 PM
    Just any idead how many other cities this has occurred in. AND for how long. Hmmm No wonder everyone wants a government job.
  • by Dawg on Sep 13, 2011 at 03:49 PM
    Over 29 years of service! How stupid. There goes all that retirement money, not to mention probably his freedom.
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