Rep. Deb McManus resigns after embezzlement arrest

Deb McManus mugshot

Deb McManus mugshot

State Rep. Deb McManus, D-Chatham, resigned Wednesday, hours after she was arrested on embezzlement charges.

The state Department of Revenue charged McManus, 56, of 11 Pine Forest Drive in Siler City, with three counts of embezzlement of state property. She was released under a $150,000 bond, and her first court appearance was set for Thursday in Wake County.

McManus is the bookkeeper for Carolina Family Practice, a Siler City medical office run by her husband, Dr. Keith McManus. Authorities allege that she helped the practice “embezzle, misapply and convert to its own use” $47,369 in state individual withholding tax between January 2011 and last July.


h/t Gina D

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