Former School Bookkeeper Accused Of Embezzlement

A former school bookkeeper has been charged with embezzlement after deputies discovered missing money.

Christopher Chestnut of Goldsboro was arrested today for embezzlement.

Wayne County deputies say they received information October 24th that approximately $5,000 was taken from Brogden Middle School. Deputies say a school district auditor assisted them in their investigation.

The 25-year-old Chestnut had bond set at $10,000.

The school district says Chestnut resigned a day after the investigation began and had worked for them since March 2010.

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  • by wayne county on Nov 12, 2011 at 03:55 AM
    Embezzelment is not a mistake. And he is a Christian?? smh what kind of GOD is he serving because it's deffinately not the same one I serve. That's pitiful. These schools struggle to get supplies for these kids and look what happen, smh hope he repented.
  • by KT Location: Goldsboro on Nov 11, 2011 at 04:57 PM
    I am a bit confused here....some are saying he is a good guy and act like it is ok that he did this? That he made a mistake? Yes, this is a mistake..but shouldn't he be punished if this is true? Or should everyone just look the other way and say oh well, but he is such a nice guy.... If he is guilty, he broke the law. Plain and simple... Maybe not jail time, but atleast resistution and community service....
  • by Nameless Location: Oak City on Nov 10, 2011 at 07:37 PM
    Excuse me people but what ever happen to innocent until proven guilty? I can read and the article states he was accused. Correct me if iam wrong but he's innocent until proven guilty.
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      by Ticardo Roberson on Nov 12, 2011 at 06:25 AM in reply to Nameless
      you right so technically he is still innocent and shouldnt be put in jail until he is proven guilty
  • by 40some on Nov 10, 2011 at 07:06 AM
    Only 10000 in bond? I'm calling the NAACP!
  • by Anonymous on Nov 10, 2011 at 06:51 AM
    Creative financing of $5000.00. Best thing to do is plea it out as the court costs will be more than the $5000.00. Good luck recovering the money. If he indeed did five finger discount the money it is unlikely he will ever be able to find a job paying enough to pay the embezzled funds back especially after being tagged as an embezzler.
  • by Brother Rock Location: NC on Nov 10, 2011 at 06:23 AM
    This person made some mistakes but haven't we all. I read some of the comments made and it is obvious that some of us have forgotten that we made mistakes in life ourselves. If you feel like you are so self-righteous keep living. You will go through a process that will humble you as well. I pray it may not be to this magnitude but my point is just be considerate to others. This man made mistakes, his family and friends I am sure are hurting as well. However, he is a good guy I feel that made a bad move. Let's show love. When i heard this it hit home because I am a Wayne County Native. This could have been my brother, my son, or my friend. Everyone knows someone who has made a bad choice now and then. So I refuse to be so judgmental and my thoughts are for all those personally affected by this situation.
  • by Mr. Optimistic Location: Goldsboro on Nov 10, 2011 at 05:52 AM
    It is easy to kick a man when he is down, however I believe in the power of prayer and forgiveness. Everyone makes mistakes and while this may not have been a mistake I personally would make, I must admit we all have faults. This is a young man that made a mistake and my thoughts are that he will learn from them and move forward. My prayers are also for the county and the particular school he worked at. I'm sure there are some confused, hurt, and angry colleagues that have questions of their own. Then there are the countless students I am sure must have looked up to him on a day to day basis. Things happen and it really is an unfortunate mishap for Wayne County Schools. Nonetheless, my faith enables me to believe everything will be alright for all involved! Young sir be encouraged, to his family and friends keep your heads up as well, Christian Folks be a Christian (show love), and those with snide remarks do what you do. However, check your own closets before you scandalize someone else. For I truly have learned what goes around comes around.
  • by Anonynomus Location: NC on Nov 10, 2011 at 05:32 AM
    Evidently somebody got their education from the trash can (crewdog) because as a bookkeeper you don't need a degree! Do your studies before you attempt to be funny and run your mouth! Now sit on a Big GOD BLESS YOU!
  • by diane in nc on Nov 9, 2011 at 09:57 PM
    That is very presumptuous of you to say we paid for his college degree. A degree is not a requirement for a school bookkeeper so what makes you think he ever went to college?
  • by Anonymous Location: Goldsboro on Nov 9, 2011 at 05:39 PM
    Oh he looks so sad and scared, poor him. If he had only done his job the way he was supposed to... instead of doing other things he didn't need to. Thank goodness he is out of the school system. What if he had worked there any longer?
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      by Ticardo Roberson on Nov 12, 2011 at 06:29 AM in reply to
      why be so judgemental
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