ROCKY POINT, N.C. -- A former employee has been arrested and charged with stealing from a Pender County church.

WWAY-TV reported that 58-year-old Gloria Hardee is accused of taking more than $100,000 from Riley Creek Baptist Church in Rocky Point.

Sheriff's deputies say someone noticed problems with the church's finances last summer and an audit was conducted.

Deputies charged Hardee with felony embezzlement earlier this week. It was not clear if she has an attorney.

Church officials would not talk about the investigation.

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