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Pender County Sheriff's Office

Warrants: Money embezzled from Cancer Society used for lavish life

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video New details have emerged about the alleged embezzlement of more than $68,000 by a former American Cancer Society employee. Investigators say that during a 10-month period in which Wendy Perdue had control of an unauthorized America Cancer Society checking account, she stole money to live a frivolous lifestyle. Full story...
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SBI investigating death of Pender County Jail inmate

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videoThe SBI is investigating after an inmate in the Pender County Jail died this morning. A Pender County Sheriff's Office spokesman says jail staff found Norris Winfred Murphy, 51, of Burgaw unresponsive on the floor of his cell Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Fired deputy charged with assault

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videoA fired New Hanover County Sheriff's deputy has been charged with simple assault. The Pender County Clerk of Court's office says Reed Roberts was served Friday for an offense that happened Thursday, according to court records. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Deputy fired after allegedly firing Taser at utility worker

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videoA New Hanover County Sheriff's deputy has been fired after allegedly trying to use his Taser on a utility worker. The Sheriff's Office says Reed Roberts was at his home in Pender County yesterday waiting for a technician to restore power to his home. Full story...
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Pender woman charged with animal cruelty after 170 animals seized

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videoA Pender County woman faces charges weeks after more than 150 animals were taken from her home. Marilyn Medina, 72, was arrested today and charged with 13 counts of animal cruelty. Full story...
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Former American Cancer Society worker charged with embezzlement

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video A woman who had access to money for a cancer charity is now accused of stealing it. The Pender County Sheriff's Office says Wendy Purdue stole thousand of dollars from the American Cancer Society. Full story...
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Nearly 80 animals taken from purported Pender puppy mill

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videoMore than 80 animals were rescued from a home in Pender County today. Investigators said they were tipped off to a suspected puppy mill after a consumer complained of a sick dog. Full story...
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Four charged with luring man to house, robbing him

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videoFour people are in jail in Pender County after investigators say they robbed a man and forced him to have drugs delivered to the home where two of the suspects live. Full story...
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Hampstead man pleads guilty to sex crimes with disabled minor

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videoA Hampstead man could be deported after pleading guilty to sex crimes against a disabled child. The District Attorney's Office says Victor Saravia Vasquez, 40, plead guilty to two counts of indecent liberties with a child and one count of misdemeanor secret peeping. Full story...
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Rocky Point man faces child sex charges

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A Rocky Point man is in custody accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a girl. Full story...
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