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Ex-employee charged with stealing from Carter County water authority

John Thompson, NET News Service • May 24, 2013 at 1:23 PM

ELIZABETHTON — A former employee of the Watauga River Regional Water Authority and the North Elizabethton Water Co-op surrendered to the Carter County Sheriff’s Department on Thursday on a grand jury indictment charging her with two counts of theft, two counts of forgery, two counts of official misconduct and one counts of fraudulent use of a credit card.

Lori Beth Feaster was accused of stealing approximately $44,174 in ratepayer funds in just two years, 2010-11.

The charges stem from an investigative audit conducted by the Special Investigations Unit of the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury. A report of the investigation was released by the comptroller Thursday.

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