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Embezzlement Charges

Updated: Monday, April 22 2013, 10:51 PM EDT
A Canton woman faces embezzlement charges after police say she took money from clients of her real estate management company.  37-year-old Jennie Wilkes was due in court this morning in Buncombe county to face six counts of embezzlement.

A Michigan woman says she was one of Wilkes' victims.  Stacey Crowder says she hired Wilkes to manage the rental of a home she owned in Asheville.  Crowder says "things began to fall apart right away" when Wilkes was late with rent payments and never returned a deposit.


Wilkes' WNC Rental Referrals business is now gone from its original location on Merrimon Avenue.  Several complaints have also been filed with the North Carolina Real Estate Commission.  One client, Tommy Nicholson, says he's sued Wilkes in civil court in Haywood county.  He says, "she's a crook and needs to go to jail."

By Frank Fraboni
Embezzlement Charges


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