Police in Elizabeth City arrest woman for apartment embezzlement scheme

Posted at 2:23 PM, Dec 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-01 14:23:57-05

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. – A 44-year-old woman was arrested by the Elizabeth City Police Department Friday on seven counts of Felony Embezzlement.

Sarah Ownley was also charged with eight counts of Felony Uttering Forged Instruments for her part in the fraudulent financial transactions. Ownley was the acting property manager of the Rivers Edge Apartment Complex when she allegedly committed the crimes she is being charged with.

Police in Elizabeth City said in November they were working with the company that owned the apartment complex, InterMark Management Corporation, after they reported the misappropriation of funds to them.

Ownley made her first appearance at court in Pasquotank County also Friday, before being transported to Albemarle District Jail under a $38,000 secured bond.

This case is still under investigation, said the Elizabeth City Police Department.

Any potential victims or witnesses that may have had dealing with Sarah Ownley are asked to contact Kevin Burgess, Detective for the Elizabeth City Police Department, at (252) 621-7129