City employee indicted for embezzlement

Gary Weeks (Rocky Mount Police Department)
September 14, 2011 4:32:16 AM PDT
A Rocky Mount city employee is facing embezzlement charges following a police investigation.

A grand jury indicted 53-year-old Gary Weeks Monday. He is charged with nine counts of embezzlement by government officer, three counts of obtaining property by false pretences, and one count of felony larceny.

The Rocky Mount Police Department said it conducted an investigation that spanned several months after receiving information from the city manager's office of possible fraud and embezzlement.

Weeks worked in the Water Resources Department. He turned himself in to authorities Tuesday and posted a $110,000 bond.

According to a statement released by City Manager Charles Penny, Weeks worked in the Department of Water Resources for five years, and most recently as a supervisor at the water treatment plant. He was terminated on August 30.

"In view of this incident, our city management team will conduct a thorough review of our accounting controls and purchasing procedures and will be implementing additional necessary controls to prevent similar incidents in the future," Penny said.

Weeks is expected to appear in court on October 24.

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