HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A Hendersonville attorney has been accused of embezzling more than $100,000 from a trust in his care.
The Times-News of Hendersonville reports (http://bit.ly/Zi08h5) that 60-year-old Alexander Veazey III was in court Thursday on charges he took the money between 2011 and this year.
The State Bar says an investigation showed Veazey mishandled client funds that had been deposited into his trust account. The bar put Veazey on disability inactive status in January after a Henderson County judge found him to be "mentally ill and a danger to himself and others."
Officials say Veazey was involuntarily committed to the psychiatric unit of Pardee Memorial Hospital.
Veazey is next expected in court June 14. He was being held Friday at the Henderson County jail.
Information from: Times-News, http://www.blueridgenow.com