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North Carolina couple charged with embezzlement over construction

Many people in North Carolina and across the country decide, at some point in their life, that it is time to pursue their dream home. They find a contractor that they feel like they can trust and begin the process. Unfortunately, law enforcement officials claim that a couple who owned a company that built log cabins ultimately took money from customers and then failed to deliver on their promises. The couple is now charged with embezzlement.

The couple, a 50-year-old man and his 46-year-old wife, reportedly owned a company called World Outdoor Log Homes. The couple is accused of taking "hundreds of thousands of dollars" from victims, reportedly as down payments for log homes and to purchase building supplies. However, they allegedly did not use the money for this purpose, and the location of the money is unknown.

Law enforcement officials claim that they have received complaints from approximately 20 alleged victims, spanning six counties in North Carolina. The couple is accused of embezzling over $2 million. They are currently being held on $700,000 bond.

In addition to the embezzlement charge, the couple is also charged with five counts of exploiting the elderly. Unfortunately, the accusations against the couple are serious, and they may feel unprepared to properly respond to them. An experienced criminal defense attorney can help them consider all of their options and choose the path that is most appropriate for their individual case. This could include fighting the charges in court or accepting a plea deal for a lesser sentence or charges, if offered.

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