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Rockingham Police charge former Perdue employee with forgery

ROCKINGHAM — A Union County woman is accused of stealing money from her workplace for more than a year.

According to investigators with the Rockingham Police Department, Elaine Vastine of Monroe, has been charged with multiple counts of forgery following a “lengthy investigation.”

Vastine was an accounts manager with the Perdue Farms chicken processing plant in Rockingham.

She allegedly forged checks and used her phone to deposit the funds into her bank account.

Vastine is accused of embezzling more than $80,000 over a 15-month period.

She is charged with 37 counts each of uttering a forged instrument, forgery of an instrument and obtaining property by false pretenses.

Vastine was arrested and released on a $75,000 unsecured bond.

Her court date is currently unknown.

Vastine appears to have no other pending criminal charges or prior convictions in North Carolina, according to state records.

All defendants facing criminal charges are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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