Former city employee fired by CNU

Published 9:51 am Thursday, September 10, 2009

A former city employee was fired by Christopher Newport University last week after being indicted on accusations that she embezzled money from the city of Suffolk.

Cynthia Lynn Moore, a former purchasing agent for the city, was indicted on one charge of embezzling by a public officer. Moore was accused of using her city charge card to purchase items for personal use, Debbie George, city spokeswoman, said.

Moore had worked for Suffolk for about three years. The charges, made between July and December 2008, were discovered in December 2008.

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“Her employment with the city ended in December of 2008, soon after the discovery of these charges,” George said.

Lori Jacobs, director of public relations for the university, confirmed Moore was placed on administrative leave on Aug. 31. Her employment contract with the university was terminated the next day.