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High Point Mayor Sims Indicted On Felony Charge

11:45 PM, Nov 18, 2013   |    comments
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HIGH POINT, N.C. -- On Monday, a Guilford County Grand Jury indicted High Point Mayor Bernita Sims on a felony charge for writing a bad check to a family member.

We've learned a judge signed an order to issue an arrest warrant but it won't be issued until Tuesday.

The N.C. Department of Justice told WFMY News 2 in May that Sims wrote the check to a family member for $7,000. The State Bureau of Investigations investigated Sims from March 18 until April 23.

The N.C. Attorney General's Office is currently handling the investigation.

Sims made headlines in August after she paid an outstanding utility bill from 2012.

In September, multiple members of the High Point City Council called for Sims to step down. They claimed her personal financial problems were interfering with her ability to lead.

Sims told WFMY News 2 in September she has no plans to resign.

When asked her reaction to Monday's indictment, Mayor Sims said "no comment."

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