Business manager arrested

Published 11:56 am Tuesday, June 20, 2017

WINDSOR – An investigation into allegations of financial theft from a Bertie County business has led to the arrest of an employee of that establishment.

Bertie County Sheriff John Holley reported that Tonia Cherry, 49, of Windsor was recently arrested and charged with one felony count of larceny by employee.

Holley said that Cherry was employed at the time of the alleged criminal activity as the Business Office Manager at the Windsor House.

Located on Rhodes Avenue just outside the town limits of Windsor, the Windsor House is an assisted living community specializing in the care of residents suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and related memory loss disorders.

“Initially, there was an internal investigation conducted by personnel at the Windsor House,” said Sheriff Holley. “After they discovered that money was missing, they contacted our office and we then followed up with an investigation.”

Holley said Detective Michael Morris handled that investigation.

“Allegedly, approximately $18,000 was taken over a period of time,” Holley stated.

Cherry, initially held under a $15,000 bond, has already made her first appearance in Bertie County District Court.

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Cal Bryant, a 40-year veteran of the newspaper industry, serves as the Editor at Roanoke-Chowan Publications, publishers of the Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald, Gates County Index, and Front Porch Living magazine.

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