• Warrants detail charges against former school official

    By: Tenikka Smith


    IREDELL COUNTY, N.C. - Eyewitness News obtained the arrest warrants in the arrest of former Iredell-Statesville Schools public information officer Dawn Creason.

    Police said Creason embezzled money and took several items from the district for her own use between October 2007 and June 2013.

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    Channel 9 combed through the arrest warrants for each of the 21 felony counts Creason is now facing.

    Creason was reimbursed $6,106 in bogus hotel reservations and $2,144 in bogus professional membership fees and mileage, according to investigators with Statesville police and the State Bureau of Investigation.

    She is accused of using district's money to pay for $1,544 in newspaper subscriptions and items from Events Unlimited Party Services for her own personal use.

    Warrants also said Creason took a Macbook Pro laptop, printer, ink, DVD player and a Keurig coffeemaker for her own use as well.

    Channel 9 stopped by the address listed on arrest warrants for Creason but no one answered. There is also a for-sale sign out front.

    Neighbor Stephen Yates said he never got to know Creason personally but is disappointed at the accusations against her.

    "You're entrusted with that money and then you abuse it like that, to me of course it's wrong," Yates said.

    Creason is out of jail on a $30,000. She's due in court Monday morning.

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