Former Non-Profit Business Manager Charged With Embezzlement

Money used to pay for meals on wheels and transportation for local senior citizens, turned up missing from a local non-profit.

36-year-old Christopher Jackson is behind bars charged with embezzling more than 20 thousand dollars from The Pitt County Council on Aging during the past three years. The agency says Jackson was the business manager, and he resigned back in January. Once the agency started looking through the books, they realized things didn't add up. After months of investigating, Greenville Police arrested Jackson Thursday for embezzlement. The executive director of the non-profit organization says during the time the money went missing, no programs suffered in the process.

"It is important for the community to know and the seniors to know that program and services have not been compromised, that the day to day business is happening, that we are financially stable, and we want to focus on serving the seniors of Pitt county," said Executive Director Diane Skalko.

Jackson was at the Pitt County Detention Center Friday under a $35-thousand bond.

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  • by James Location: Greenville on Dec 5, 2010 at 11:27 AM
    What a thieving scumbag this one is. His family knows he's a thief. His neighbors know he's a thief. Anyone that knows him will look at him and think, "there's the lowly thief that took money from the needy elderly people." Just the thought of him makes me sick. His family is living in shame now, because of him.
  • by Big E. on Dec 5, 2010 at 04:29 AM
    I guess Mr. Jackson thought since this is a Non-Profit Business, he would help them out.
  • by George Location: Greenville on Dec 4, 2010 at 01:21 PM
    Stealing from elderly people that are in need? This guy makes me sick. I hope that his family is ashamed of what he has done. We all know he has now shame.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 4, 2010 at 05:51 AM
    Get your facts straight WITN - he worked there for 26 months, not 3 years. Also, it wasn't just Meals On Wheels. The Council On Aging is responsible for far more than just this program.
  • by Stan Location: G'ville on Dec 4, 2010 at 03:53 AM
    "Fox in the hen house stealing from Grandma", throw him in jail.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 4, 2010 at 03:11 AM
    This is normally a womans crime.A crime none the less though.
  • by robert Location: greenville on Dec 4, 2010 at 02:05 AM
    This is why you never give money to any oeganization. Just give food and clothes to the familes you know who need it. Crooks in every group
  • by Anonymous on Dec 3, 2010 at 09:46 PM
    They should lock this guy up for a long time, I promise he will be humbled after eating prison food. Maybe he will find out how it feels. Shame on him The meals on wheels program is a wonderful program that provides a great service to our elderly that otherwise might not get a hot meal.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 3, 2010 at 09:45 PM
    I find it hard to believe that programs were not affected by losing $20,000 over the last 3 years.
  • by OMG on Dec 3, 2010 at 06:51 PM
    how sad!!! he should be soooo ashamed of himself. im happy the programs werent affected. my grandma looks forward to her 2 meals a day :)

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