Former Bayboro town clerk facing embezzlement charges

BAYBORO, N.C. (WNCT) – The former town clerk of Bayboro was arrested on embezzlement charges this week, according to Pamlico County Sheriff Chris Davis.

The sheriff said investigators arrested Mary Potter on Wednesday with felony embezzlement by a public official, accessing a government computer and two counts of forgery charges. She made her first court appearance on Friday.

In May 2015, Sheriff Chris Davis said the mayor and town attorney reported that she had admitted to the town mayor she had taken a large sum of money. It was later identified to be a sum of close to $67,000.

Shortly after the investigation was initiated, the sheriff said Potter resigned.

The sheriff’s office turned it over to the SBI Financial Crimes unit to go through all the documents in September 2015. The report came back a few weeks ago and was turned over to the Pamlico County District Attorney’s Office.

Potter bonded out earlier in the week on a $20,000 bond.

WNCT-TV 9 On Your Side provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s