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State Auditor: NC School System Superintendent Misused Funds

The North Carolina state auditor’s office says a former school system superintendent in eastern North Carolina misused more than $45,000 during his time in the position. WRAL-TV reports that Shelton Jefferies violated multiple Nash County Public Schools policies related to his procurement card and a school system vehicle that he was authorized to drive. He started as superintendent in January 2016. The Nash County Board of Education learned that cards and district vehicles were improperly used in spring 2019. Jeffries resigned that August. The board has asked Jeffries to pay back the money he spent. Its members will get the district attorney involved if he doesn’t pay within 60 days.