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Embezzlement Case Closed After Suspect's Death

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The case against an embezzlement suspect will be closed because the suspect died.

Jacqueline Keene, age 57 of Ayden, was charged last week for allegedly using the credit card from Ayden Golf and Country Club to buy bottles of Kahlua coffee, Amaretto Di Amo and at times Smirnoff from the Ayden liquor store.

On Monday morning, the Pitt County Medical Examiner's Office confirmed Keene had died.

Greenville police say they were called to a home on Barnes Street at 3:30 a.m. Saturday morning. Keene's death in still under investigation, but a spokeswoman says no foul play is suspected at this time.



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A woman who had access to her company's credit card is now facing 16 counts of obtaining property by false pretense for purchasing alcohol, food and even tanning lotion for herself, according to authorities.

57-year-old Jacqueline Keene of Ayden was charged Wednesday for allegedly using the credit from Ayden Golf and Country Club to buy bottles of Kahlua coffee, Amaretto Di Amo and at times Smirnoff from the Ayden liquor store.

The warrants say the woman also bought food from a local pizza restaurant, bottles of sunless tanning lotion and two humming bird feeders on line.

We're told she is no longer works at golf club where she was a bookkeeper.

Ayden Police Chief Barry Stanley says the investigation is still on going.

Keene has been freed from the Pitt County Detention Center on a $10,000 bond.


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