Former Carteret Co. Animal Shelter director indicted on embezzlement charges

BEAUFORT, N.C. (WNCT) – A former Carteret County Animal Shelter director faces embezzlement charges.

This week, a grand jury indicted Candace Christopherson. The 42-year-old is accused of charging more than $67,000 on the shelter’s credit card.

Investigators also found more than $40,000 of the shelter’s money hadn’t been deposited.

Christopherson was the shelter director from September of 2005 to 2016. She is scheduled to appear in court on Monday.

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