Asheville man accused by police of embezzling more than $10,000 from store at Asheville Mall


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ASHEVILLE, North Carolina — Police in Asheville say a man is facing charges after investigators say he embezzled more than $10,000 from the a mall store.

The Asheville Citizen-Times reports ( warrants at the Buncombe County magistrate's office show 33-year-old John Michael Connell is charged with embezzlement and obtaining property by false pretense,

According to warrants, Connell is accused of embezzling $10,517.76 in cash from Sunglass Hut at Asheville Mall by creating fraudulent receipts.

Connell was released on a written promise to appear in court. It isn't known if he has an attorney.

Information from: The Asheville Citizen-Times,

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