Winterville police officer dismissed, accused of embezzlement

Deanna Jones

WINTERVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – An officer with the Winterville Police Department has been terminated.

The department said 47-year-old Lt. Deanna Jones of Ayden was dismissed on Tuesday and that the details surrounding her dismissal aren’t available because there’s an active criminal investigation pending.

However, documents obtained by WNCT’s Ali Weatherton show Jones is accused of “embezzle and corruptly use and misapply Apple Imac computer property belonging to Winterville”.

The department has requested the State Bureau of Investigation to review the facts surrounding the incident and conduct the investigation involving Jones.

Jones is out on a $15,000 bond.

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