State Auditor: NC School System Superintendent Misused Funds
June 17, 2021
ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (AP) — A former school system superintendent in eastern North Carolina misused more than $45,000 during his time in the position, the Office of the State Auditor found.
The report said Shelton Jefferies violated multiple Nash County Public Schools policies related to his procurement card and a school system vehicle that he was authorized to drive, according to WRAL-TV. He started as superintendent in January 2016.
The Nash County Board of Education learned in the spring of 2019 that procurement cards and district vehicles were misused, and Jeffries resigned that August.