FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – OCTOBER 20, 2023
The Town of Tarboro was recently contacted by the State Employees Credit Union and informed that a customer believed that their credit card information had been compromised after paying a bill at the Tarboro Town Hall. The Tarboro Police Department investigated the matter and found sufficient evidence to charge an employee with Financial Card Fraud. The employee has been terminated. The investigation is ongoing, but initial indications are that there is a limited number of victims, confined to customers of State Employees Credit Union. The Town apologizes to the victims in this matter and has put appropriate safeguards in place to ensure this does not happen again. If you suspect that fraudulent charges were made on a financial card used in-person at the Tarboro Town Hall since January 2023, please contact your financial institution immediately.