Asheboro woman pleads guilty to embezzlement

The Associated Press

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GREENSBORO — A former program director for an Asheboro nonprofit group has pleaded guilty to embezzlement of hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Thirty-eight-year-old Tiffanie Annette Wilson of Asheboro entered the plea Monday in U.S. District Court in Greensboro to embezzlement and conspiracy to embezzle charges.

Wilson was accused of embezzling from Regional Consolidated Services, which handles a federally-funded program to help low-income people save money on their utility bills. Wilson was director of the weatherization assistance program.

The government said Wilson encouraged relatives to form companies to bill the nonprofit agency. The companies then paid Wilson.

The Justice Department says the scheme resulted in a loss of $300,000 to $400,000 between 2006 and 2010.

Wilson faces up to 10 years in prison when she is sentenced in March.

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