Former state Sen. Hugh Webster was indicted on two felony charges of embezzlement and exploitation of an elder adult, a spokeswoman for N.C. Attorney General Roy Cooper said Friday.
The indictment was filed in Caswell County, spokeswoman Noelle Talley said.
Webster, who lost his bid to unseat U.S. Rep. Brad Miller in the Nov. 4 election, said he plans to hold a news conference Monday before turning himself in to the Caswell County Sheriff's Office. He blamed the charges on political enemies.
“They just want to bury me deep enough so that I never see the political light again,” he said.
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WFMY-TV in Greensboro reported that the indictment accuses Webster of using deception to obtain $12,115 from his elderly aunt and converting the money to his own use.
Webster, a Republican, served in the state Senate from 1995 to 2006, when he lost to Democrat Tony Foriest by 460 votes.
Webster lost his bid during last week's election to unseat Miller, a Democrat who represents North Carolina's 13th Congressional District.