N.C. Woman Charged With Credit Card Misuse

A North Carolina woman who is the former head of the Camden teachers union has been indicted on charges that she used a union credit card on gambling junkets to Atlantic City.

Claraliene Gordon of Fayetteville served as president of the Camden Education Association from 2000 to 2006. She was indicted on charges of theft by unlawful taking and misapplication of entrusted property.

She could get up to five years in prison and a $15,000 fine if convicted.

Prosecutors said Gordon used the card, which the union paid for, at various Atlantic City casinos on 26 occasions, racking up nearly $15,000 in expenses.

After being confronted by union officials, prosecutors say Gordon repaid almost $7,500, but has failed to repay the rest, prosecutors said.

No telephone listing could be found for Gordon.