Former deputy under investigation working as apartment courtesy officer
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Illegally accessing a government computer system. Former New Hanover County Sheriff’s Cpl. Charles Smith is charged with doing just that. As the investigation heated up, Smith quit his job as a cop. Now, though, we found an apartment complex claiming Smith is its courtesy officer. What is that? And is anything wrong with it?
All Smith would say Wednesday night during a community meeting at the complex is he that cannot say anything. In trouble with the law, Smith no longer works for law enforcement, but inside the Avalon apartment complex clubhouse, he was part of the Avalon Community Watch meeting.
Fliers touted Smith as a courtesy officer. What does that mean? We tried to find out, but Smith wasn’t talking.
“I can’t,” he said.
Smith referred us to one of Avalon’s managers. She told us the complex’s management company has a strict policy against doing any interviews.
We called Avalon’s management company to find out about Smith’s role at the apartments. So far, no call back.
It’s important to point out that although Smith is charged with a crime, he hasn’t been convicted of anything. Smith currently works in IT for New Hanover County.