Former director of Eden Chamber of Commerce sentenced for embezzlement2 min read
ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — A lady has been sentenced to at the very least a single yr in jail after pleading guilty to larceny.
In August of 2021, the Board of Directors of the Eden Chamber of Commerce alerted Eden Law enforcement Office that they considered that Jennifer Barton, Government Director of the Eden Chamber of Commerce, experienced embezzled a “substantial sum of money” from the chamber.
On June 29, Barton pled guilty to 7 counts of felony larceny by an staff and obtaining house by wrong pretenses.
She will devote a minimal of 12 months and a maximum of 34 months in prison.
Police investigated and decided that Barton embezzled more than $24,000 from the Eden Chamber of Commerce among June of 2020 and August of 2021.
Barton was purchased to spend the entire volume of $24,686.40 back again in restitution, which she did on the working day she was sentenced.
District Legal professional Jason Ramey reported: “The Eden Chamber of Commerce has been serving companies and the group of Eden well because 1955. This regrettable incident is not a reflection of their extensive and distinguished provider, and I am grateful for the very important job the Chamber serves in endorsing economic vitality in Eden. I commend the Board of Directors for promptly notifying the Eden Police Department right after getting Barton’s crimes and for their total cooperation. I would also like to thank Eden Police Main Clint Simpson, Detective Aubrie Stoneman, and Assistant District Legal professional Stephanie Reese for making certain that Barton was held accountable for her steps and for recovering the embezzled funds for the Chamber of Commerce,” Rockingham County District Attorney Jason Ramey reported.
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