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NC Legislator Arrested On Felony Tax Charges

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File photo of a person being arrested at a DUI checkpoint. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina legislator has resigned following her arrest on felony tax charges.

The N.C. Department of Revenue announced Wednesday that Rep. Deborah H. McManus, D-Chatham, faces three counts of embezzlement of state property. The first-term lawmaker from Siler City is alleged to have used her position working as a bookkeeper for a medical practice to embezzle more than $47,000 that had been withheld from employees to pay state income taxes between January 2011 and July 2013.

The agency said the 56-year-old had appeared before a magistrate at the Wake County jail and placed under a $150,000 bond. Her first appearance in Wake County District Court is scheduled for Thursday. It’s not immediately clear if she has an attorney.

Calls to McManus’ home and legislative office were not answered Wednesday.

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