TARBORO – Outgoing Princeville Mayor Priscilla Everette-Oates pleaded not guilty Tuesday to 17 counts of embezzlement by a public officer.
Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Milton Fitch tentatively set a trial date for March 10. Everette-Oates was arrested in August on 17 counts of embezzlement by a public officer and released on a $7,500 unsecured bond. She is accused of using a town credit card to make questionable purchases totaling more than $5,600 between August 2010 and January 2012.
Everette-Oates appeared Tuesday morning in N.C. Superior Court in Tarboro. She said afterward that she is not guilty of any of the charges.
“Everything I’ve done was Princeville related,” Everette-Oates said.