Pitt County School Employee Charged With Embezzlement

Another Pitt County school employee is under arrest, accused of stealing money from the school system. It's the second such arrest during this school year.

Greenville police have charged Adrienne Collier with embezzlement. Collier was the secretary for the coordinator for the Health Sciences Academy. Police say she falsified purchase orders and invoices to steal nearly $2,200 between last June and December.

Collier was released from jail after posting a $5,000 bond.

Collier's arrest is the second school employee to face embezzlement charges this school year. Back in September a former school bookkeeper was accused of stealing over $49,000 from Wintergreen Primary School.


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  • by Data Man on Feb 26, 2010 at 11:53 AM
    I get the lady that took 49,000 get a lesser charge. Just watch and see. They are going the nail this girl and the other girl is going to get off just fine!!
  • by me Location: greenville on Feb 26, 2010 at 10:34 AM
    Hey Ozzie, I guess this was due to discrimination as well! Not poor judgment!
  • by me Location: greenville on Feb 24, 2010 at 09:01 AM
    why does it always have to be a white and black situation. you steal you pay
  • by To Ridiculous on Feb 22, 2010 at 06:20 AM
    How did we know that race was going to come up --- what a surprise! Let's wait for the evidence to come out.
  • by To ridiculous Location: Kinston on Feb 21, 2010 at 05:56 PM
    Your comments of "hell 2200 bucks gets u a photo op but 49000 only gets u in the mentionables.. PLEASE" makes no sense. what the heck are you talking about
  • by ridiculous on Feb 21, 2010 at 05:11 PM
    To the dummy who swears online purchase orders will get passed in payroll..you're a real genius. If those purchase orders were that good, who the hell would only take 2200 bucks. As far as a resignation, goes why would anyone work at a place where they are accused of doing anything wrong? Let me think you must work with the silly woman in health sciences department who doesn't even know how to run her office because when things are ordered the bosses name is the stamp of approval. Im sure this has something to do with race, hell 2200 bucks gets u a photo op but 49000 only gets u in the mentionables.. PLEASE!
  • by She's got the look Location: Kinston on Feb 21, 2010 at 05:03 PM
    To Fred Taggert: man you need to get a job with the police dept. Do you have special powers? If you can just "look" at someone and tell whether they're innocent or guilty, you could save taxpayers alot of money in cases going before the courts. Just having you there to look at them and say "nope" he or she's innocent, or "yep" he or she's guilty could be a huge in saving time and money to prosecute people. Maybe you could take a stroll through our jails and prisons and take a "look" at each one and determine whether they are guilty or innocent. Wow! We could do away with courts, juries and everything! I hope you realize how stupid this sounds.
  • by Bill Location: Greenville on Feb 21, 2010 at 04:18 PM
    I look at her eyes and see a thief that got caught. Nice people don't steal! Sorry but that's the way it is. She had a secure job with state employee benefits and she threw it all away. She is gonna have a hard time finding a decent job now. Embezzlement will be on her record for the rest of her life and it is all her fault. She made this decision and will have live with it.
  • by Come on on Feb 21, 2010 at 02:50 PM
    To Alpha Female: If I had to categorize your statment I would say you played the ignorance card moreso than the race card. To Fred: Didn't your mother teach you not to judge a book by its cover? To the rest of the universe: Ease up on the greed.
  • by Fred Taggert Location: Kinston on Feb 21, 2010 at 10:55 AM
    This not about race for the recorded my mother she was white but i love her all the same im not playing the race cart here just saying i think the lady look like innocent to me an i hope she OK and warm and safe. Doenst every body derserve be all right like that? I think she a nice lady i can see it in her eye look at the eyes that tells.
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