Former Davidson County Schools employee charged with stealing school money


Meredith Moore Bame

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LEXINGTON, N.C. — A Thomasville woman formerly employed with Davidson County Schools has been charged with obtaining property by false pretense using school funds.

Meredith Moore Bame, 33, of Thomasville, was charged with five counts of obtaining property by false pretense.

According to police, human resources personnel with Davidson County Schools reported to the sheriff’s office on Nov. 13, 2013, that a former employee had obtained money on gift cards at several Food Lion stores without authorization.

After an investigation was conducted, it was discovered that Bame had obtained in excess of $10,000 at five different Food Lion stores on gift cards using money from the Davidson County Schools account.

The incidents occurred on numerous dates between June 2013 and November 2013 when the offender was an employee of the school system.

Bame was served with warrants for arrest and was released on a $25,000 unsecured bond. She is scheduled to appear in court Feb. 25.

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