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 Albemarle County, Charlottesville City, Local, Surrounding Counties, UVA

Faculty Plan To Take Back Party Scene

Updated
Beta Bridge 2

University of Virginia faculty members are planning something out of the ordinary this weekend.

in Albemarle County, Charlottesville City, Local, Surrounding Counties, UVA

State Supreme Court Denies Huguely’s Request For New Trial

Huguely George mugshot 050310

The Virginia Supreme Court has rejected George Huguely's request for a new trial.

in National

Making headlines this week

AP333203377986

A look back at the biggest newsmakers this week and the headline you may have missed.

in Sports

This week’s top sports shots

AP128102560467

A look at some of the biggest plays and best wins that happened this week in sports.