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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