Ex-president of Wayne County band booster group charged with embezzlement, deputies say

(Wayne County Sheriff's Office)

PIKEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) — A 40-year-old Wayne County woman is facing three counts of embezzlement after admitting to taking funds from the CBA Music Boosters Association, according to deputies.

The website of Charles B. Aycock High School in Pikeville says the CBA Music Boosters Assocaition supports the school’s music program.


Sandra Dawn Petersen of the 100 block of Melrose Place near Pikeville had been president of the boosters association, the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office said.

“The alleged embezzlement spanned a period of four years, 2014 through 2017, and was uncovered when the current Treasurer conducted an audit of the association’s BB&T banking records,” the sheriff’s office wrote. “During the investigation, Ms. Petersen was interviewed and confessed to using the association’s funds for her personal use and benefit. ”

Petersen’s bond was set at $15,000 unsecured, deputies reported.


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