Grifton man charged with embezzling funds from elderly adult

David Pickett (Photo courtesy of Wayne County Jail)

GRIFTON, Pitt County - A Pitt County man has been charged with embezzlement and exploitation of an elder, the North Carolina Department of Insurance announced Wednesday.

David Pickett, 59, of Grifton, is accused of deceiving an elderly adult to obtain money, assets and property totaling nearly $3,000 on March 24.

He has 33 pending charges from 2015 of a similar nature, according to the DOI. Anyone with information or allegations involving Pickett should contact NCDOI Criminal Investigators or local law enforcement.

Pickett was arrested on May 25 in Wayne County and booked into the Wayne County Jail on a $100,000 bond.