New Bern woman pleaded guilty to embezzlement in Pamlico County

Pamlico County sewer district’s bookkeeper pleaded guilty on Monday to charges of embezzling nearly half a million dollars during a seven year period from her employer.

Debra Annette Conway, 57, of New Bern, pleaded guilty to six felony counts of embezzlement in Pamlico County Superior Court and is sentenced to serve five to seven years in prison. Conway is also ordered to serve five years of probation, according to a press release from District Attorney Scott Thomas.

As part of her plea, Conway is ordered to pay $543,132.25 in restitution. The release stated Conway paid $162,616.39 in restitution at the time of sentencing, with the remaining balance to be paid as a condition of her probation once she is released from prison.

All together, Conway embezzled approximately $482,006.75.

Between 2013 and 2020, Conway was an employee and bookkeeper of the Bay River Metropolitan Sewer District of Pamlico County.

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