Crime & Courts

Possible embezzlement investigated at Catawba County Fraternal Order of Police lodge

Newton police are investigating a possible embezzlement at Catawba County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 26 on North Brady Avenue, Police Chief Donald Brown said Tuesday.

The president of the lodge reported the possible embezzlement to police March 23, Brown said. The president had discovered money missing from the lodge’s accounts, the chief said.

Newton police are working on the case with the Catawba County Fraternal Order of Police, the State Bureau of Investigation and the Catawba County District Attorney’s Office, Brown said.

Police are not saying how much money might be missing.

Joe Marusak: 704-358-5067, @jmarusak

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