WADESBORO — On Wednesday, March 15, 2023, Wadesboro Police Chief T. L. Spencer requested the SBI examine allegations of embezzlement involving fraudulent transactions together with unauthorized use of an Anson County Chamber of Commerce (ACCC) debit card and utilizing fraudulent checks to withdraw money from the ACCC accounts for private use.
On Wednesday, July 26, 2023, SBI brokers with the Southern Piedmont District workplace arrested former President and Chief Govt Officer of the Anson County Chamber of Commerce, Shelby Emrich, 47. Emrich turned herself in on the Anson County Jail. She has been charged with 29 counts of embezzlement. After going earlier than a Justice of the Peace, she was issued a $29,000 secured bond.
Following the arrest, the Anson County Chamber of Commerce Board of Administrators issued a press release relating to the investigation and upcoming judicial course of. The next is the assertion written verbatim from the Board of Administrators.
“As a lot of our members and residents are already conscious, yesterday the previous President of the Anson County Chamber of Commerce was arrested after an exhaustive investigation carried out by the NC State Bureau of Investigation.
The Board of Administrators wish to thank the SBI for his or her diligence in bringing these fees to bear, and we look ahead to this subject coming to its last decision by means of the judicial course of.
Within the months since our preliminary inside investigation introduced these issues to mild, the Board has labored tirelessly to make sure that the Chamber’s mission and objective proceed to maneuver ahead. The neighborhood has proven us nothing however kindness and help, and for that we thank all of you.
Together with your help, our efforts to proceed serving you with excellence have already materialized by means of new members, profitable networking and studying occasions, community-focused fundraisers, and a number of ribbon-cuttings.
Our aim is to be taught and develop from this expertise, offering our members the very best worth of return.
Quickly we might be promoting for and hiring a brand new President to start this subsequent chapter, and we ask on your continued help and persistence all through this course of.
The subsequent a number of months might be busy for the Chamber – from the Child’s Expo occasion in August, our Chamber on the Half-Shell oyster roast in September, YP Anson’s Day of Sharing in October, to the Huge Recreation Hunt Event in November. Data will be discovered on our Fb web page, e-newsletter, or by contacting one in every of our Board members. We look ahead to seeing you there!”
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