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N.C. State Professor Charged with Embezzlement

by Associated Press

RALEIGH, N.C. ― An animal science associate professor at North Carolina State University has been charged with embezzling from three student clubs.

Multiple media outlets reported that campus police arrested 57-year-old Charles Scott Whisnant of Garner and charged him with three felony counts of embezzlement. He turned himself in to the Wake County jail Wednesday afternoon.

Police accuse Whisnant of taking more than $65,000 between December 2014 and January of this year.

Investigators say the money was taken from the university’s Agri-Life Council, the Alpha Zeta Honors Fraternity and the Animal Science Club. Almost all of the organizations’ funds come from student fundraising activity.

It was not clear if Whisnant has an attorney to comment on the charges.

Officials say Whisnant resigned Tuesday.

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