Former Iredell-Statesville Schools PIO Charged with Embezzlement

STATESVILLE, N.C. — A former employee for Iredell-Statesville Schools has been charged with embezzlement and obtaining property by false pretenses. 

Police say they were notified by school officials in April after officials suspected criminal activity involving former public information officer Melissa Dawn Creason.

The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation and the Statesville Police Department began an investigation into the allegations. School employees told police that Creason misappropriated travel funds and stole school property. 

Creason turned herself into authorities Thursday afternoon. She is currently being held under a $30,000 bond.