Former Vance County worker faces 32 charges

Aug. 08, 2014 @ 04:52 PM

A 41-year-old former county employee was arrested Friday and charged with 29 counts of forgery.

Christa Harris Reavis, of 94 Oak Forest Drive, is also facing one count of embezzlement and one count of possessing stolen property after allegedly stealing more than $300,000 while she worked in the county finance office.

She is also charged with felony larceny stemming from the 2009 disappearance of $7,854.65 cash and $52,752.96 in checks.

The bag disappeared from the Vance County tax office Dec. 17, 2009.

Reavis was released after posting $100,000 bond. She is scheduled to appear in court Aug. 25.

According to the Vance County Sheriff’s Office, the embezzlement began in 2007.

She was falsely printing checks payable under a valid vendor and then altering payee’s names, according to Sheriff Peter White.

White said more charges are pending, and the investigation is ongoing.

“We can’t say when those charges will be taken out,” he said. “It’s just a matter of getting certain records in place.”

 

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