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Pembroke woman charged with embezzling thousands from football nonprofit

The police have arrested a 46-year-old former official at Pembroke Friends of Football and charged her with embezzling more than $13,000 from the organization.

Pembroke police Chief Dwayne Gilman said Lisa Wiggin of Pembroke turned herself in Friday and has been charged with felony theft by unauthorized taking. Wiggin was released on $10,000 personal recognizance bail and is due in court March 31, Gilman said.

The organization reported a theft late last month after noting a cash shortage in its bank account, Gilman said. He said he believes Wiggin, who was the group’s treasurer, took the money over the past year. She fully cooperated with the police throughout its investigation, he said.

A call to an organization official was not returned yesterday. Gilman said the league plans to do extra fundraising this spring to make up for the loss.

JEREMY BLACKMAN

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