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Kernersville police employee accused of taking evidence

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Wendy Prescott Vance

KERNERSVILLE, N.C. — An employee with the Kernersville Police Department has been accused of taking more than $9,000 from the evidence room.

Wendy Prescott Vance, 53, allegedly stole around $9,800 from the Kernersville police evidence room while working as an evidence technician, according to police.

Police said the suspect was fired from her job Friday morning after they discovered the money missing Tuesday, prompting an investigation. The money was removed from cases, where it was classified as evidence, unclaimed money and/or recovered money.

Police officials said they will conduct an inventory of all items in the department’s evidence room.

Authorities said the suspect was hired as a records clerk in 2004 and promoted to a property technician in 2007. Her annual salary was $39,391.

The suspect has been charged with felony larceny by an employee and jailed under a $10,000 secured bond. She has court planned for February 20.

Kernersville police said the investigation is ongoing. Details on the original case involving the money were not released.

17 comments

  • Chucky1992

    I find myself wondering if money is all she took. There would be access to all kinds of things where missing portions of it might not be noticed… like drugs.

    • Sammy 2 Hats

      I had the same thought. The money would be alot easier to be noticed than say drugs or something of that nature.

  • FaithC

    She has lost her job, her pension, and she will have a felony record, may even do jail time. Do people ever look at what the consequences may be before they act?

  • .....

    Seriously, how about learning the facts before assuming that just it’s posted on a news site that is true. I know this person very well, abd she didn’t steal any money. It got accidentally taken with other property that she worked at home and left it her car, that got repoed. That property is very well controlled by other staff members not just her. It sickens me that people are so cruel these days. No she is not going to serve jail time. Yes, she lost her job. It is a very horrible thing that has happen, she is very upset by all this.

    • l337g33k

      Are you really that foolish to believe that seized chain of custody items are taken from a secure evidence facility so they can be worked at home… Let alone money? It’s not like she has a laboratory to run state certified chemical analysis in her kitchen… Especially being an evidence tech from what I can only believe would entail moving evidence bag A to evidence bin B. And her car was repoed, and she is accused of stealing?

      If you believe any of that, I got oceanfront property in Arizona to sell you.

    • Stephen Melton

      You seem to be as brilliant as she is.
      Evidence, once entered, does not go home with employees…unless its stolen.
      Guess when a thug robs a store, he accidentally takes whats in the register.

    • Raven Youngblood

      LOL, working on it from home….that will be interesting to hear her explain in court.

      She was stealing the money to pay her car note, but the car got picked up before…..LOL

      Now your friend has no car, no job and no retirement, I suppose she needs to get on Welfare so we can pay her way the rest of her life….Obama will take care of the Healthcare part.

      I guess she can blame Bush for all the bad that has happened in her life.

      Your friend is a low-life that stole and got caught….I hope they hang her.

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