Police Arrest Carolina Beach Man For Embezzlement

Police Arrest Carolina Beach Man For Embezzlement

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By / Local News / Wednesday, 19 December 2018 04:30

By WILLARD KILLOUGH III
Managing Editor

CAROLINA BEACH - The Carolina Beach Police Department arrested 56-year-old Michael Scott Keeter of 208 Carolina Beach Avenue South, Unit 200, on December 15th, for felony embezzlement from his job working for Shoreline Properties at the MicroTel Inn in Carolina Beach.

In a warrant for Keeter's arrest it states that authorities found "probable cause to believe that on or about the date of offense shown and in the county named above the defendant named above unlawfully, willfully and feloniously did, with the intent to embezzle and knowingly misapply and convert to his own use, take and make away with $105,050.15 in US currency, belonging to Shoreline Properties. At the time the defendant was over 16 years of age and was the employee of Shoreline Properties and in that capacity had been entrusted to receive the property described above and in that capacity the defendant did receive and take into his care and possession that property. The value of the items described above was $105,050.15 in US currency."

Keeter was previously convicted in 2012 for embezzlement from his job working for Waste Industries.

According to the North Carolina Department of Corrections, Keeter has been previously charged for forgery, larceny, access computers defraud, identity fraud/theft, felony breaking and entering, stalking and violation of a protective order.

Carolina Beach Detective Sonny Russell said Teeter started out working at the MicroTel Inn as a night auditor and over the course of two years he was promoted to front desk manager.

Russell said one example of how Teeter allegedly embezzled funds was taking payment for a room and keeping all or a portion of the money and later modifying the financial records that were reported to the home office.

Shoreline Properties discovered something wasn't in order and called the Police Department to file a report.

Keeter was arrested December 15th and placed under a $150,000 secure bond and transported to the New Hanover County Jail. He bonded out the same day.

He made his first appearance before a judge on Monday December 11th.

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