Embezzlement

Charges were brought against the Catawba County Register of Deeds.  55 year old Donna Hicks Spencer, faces embezzlement, obtaining property by false pretense and failure to discharge duty as a register of deeds.  She has served in that position since 2004.  The State Bureau of Investigations is investigating the case.  Bond was set at $9,900.  No court date has been set.