Officials with the Pender County Jail said Thomas Mario DeMatteo was arrested Friday and charged with embezzlement while holding the office of President and Treasurer of Topsail Ball Club located in Hampstead.
Dematteo is charged with embezzling $31,028.60 from the Topsail Ball Club. According to Pender County Sheriff's Office, the crime happened between April 9, 2013, and July 14, 2014.
Officials said DeMatteo was placed under a $35,000 bond and bonded out. His first court appearance will be Tuesday
The investigation continues.