The Craven County Sheriff’s office is seeking the public’s help in finding a woman who is suspected of embezzling $130,000 from a church.
Jewel Hardy Scott, 46, of Vanceboro, has several outstanding felony warrants for embezzling from the Queen Chapel FWB Church at 216 Bailey Lane in Vanceboro.
According to an investigator, Scott was the church’s financial secretary from 2012 to November 2016.
The church discovered the embezzlement when checks started coming back with insufficient funds notices. A resulting audit showed Scott had been writing checks to herself, totaling about $130,000.
A last address for Scott is not known.
“She’s got several,” the investigator said. “That’s the problem. She’s got several in Vanceboro, several in New Bern.”