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Two Brunswick County women arrested for employee embezzlement at dental office

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By Caroline Curran, Reporter

Two Brunswick County women were recently arrested for their alleged roles in an employee embezzlement scheme.

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According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Sgt. Del Routh, the two women are charged with embezzling more than $100,000 from their employer, Tidewater Dental Office in Calabash.

“It was discovered that over a period of several years, two of the employees, Jada Willoughby Atkinson and April Ferris Winch, had embezzled $115,000,” Routh said.

After a six-month investigation, detectives arrested the women Monday, July 16.

Atkinson, 42, of 1741 Salisbury Road, Boiling Spring Lakes, was charged with felony conspiracy and embezzling more than $100,000. Atkinson was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center, where she was booked and released on a $20,000 secured bond.

Winch, 48, of 35 Redwood Road, Boiling Spring Lakes, was charged with felony conspiracy and embezzling more than $100,000. Winch was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center, where she was booked and released on a $20,000 secured bond.