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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Deputies have charged a New Hanover County employee for offering to falsify documentation for court-ordered community service hours in exchange for cash.

The Sheriff’s Office, District Attorney’s office and the New Hanover County Manager’s office joined forces to investigate after deputies got an anonymous tip.

Investigators say an undercover investigation led to evidence that county worker Richard Randolph Huddleston, a grounds keeper at Hugh MacRae Park responsible for supervising community service probationers, had received cash payments in exchange for falsely reporting that probationers had completed their community service requirements.

Huddleston, 53, is with three counts of felont obtaining property by false pretense and three counts felony obstruction of justice.

He is out of jail on $3,000 secured bond.

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