News

Former Deputy Court Clerk Faces Embezzlement Charge

Former Deputy Court Clerk Faces Embezzlement Charge

Photo: WINA

A former employee of the Albemarle County Clerk of Circuit Court has been arrested on an embezzlement charge. Dayna T. Awkard was once the deputy clerk of the court and she spent 24 years in that office. Awkard is accused of pocketing nearly $14,000 in cash over a four-year period. Her former boss, Clerk of Circuit Court Debra Shipp, says she was heartbroken when she learned that Awkard had been charged. Shipp says she and Awkard were close. She notes her former employee has already paid $5,000 in restitution. If convicted, Awkard faces up to 20 years in prison.

Latest Stories

in Entertainment

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon are (maybe) divorcing

Fresh
mariah

Rumor has it that the showbiz superstars are splitting up.

in Viral Videos

‘Baby Got Class’: A back to school parody

Fresh
22-overlay5

The family that brought you "Xmas Jammies" is back with another fantastic parody video.

in National, World

American aid workers released from hospital, cleared of Ebola

Fresh
brantly

Two Americans who just weeks ago were gravely ill with Ebola have been cleared of the virus.

in Entertainment

REVIEW: Adults, stay away from ‘If I Stay’

If I Stay

Is it just for the cash, or do the people behind these teen romance fantasies actually believe they are being profound?

in Entertainment

Murder, revenge , lust take over ‘Sin City’ sequel

sincity

A complex web is weaved in "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For," as old and new faces from Frank Miller's graphic novels are brought to life.