A former church employee has been arrested and charged with stealing from a church in Pender County.
According to WECT, Gloria Douglas Hardee was charged with embezzlement of over $100,000.
Hardee was the former secretary/treasurer for Riley’s Creek Baptist Church.
Deputies say someone in the church noticed problems with the finances last summer. Two different audits were conducted at the church, which verified the discrepancies.
WECT reported that evidence found in those audits led to the arrest of Hardee in connection to the embezzlement charge.
Hardee is expected in court March 1