Loudoun newspaper owner arrested
The owner and editor of a Loudoun County newspaper was arrested Tuesday and charged with 15 counts of felony embezzlement, according to police.
Middleburg police said that Deanne D. "Dee Dee" Hubbard, 67, of Middleburg, who founded the Middleburg Eccentric in 2004, abused her role as a property manager by depositing more than $9,000 in rent checks intended for the property's landlord into a private account.
Police said the total amount was dispersed among 15 separate checks issued between Dec. 17, 2007 and Dec. 24, 2009, ranging in amount from about $400 to $1,500 each.
Hubbard's arrest was announced Tuesday by Middleburg police chief Steven L.
Webber, who said the arrest was a result of a joint investigation between Middleburg police and Virginia state police following a complaint received in September.
The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are possible, Webber said.
Hubbard was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon outside the Middleburg Eccentric's offices, according to police. She will be arraigned Friday morning in Loudoun County General District Court, according to court records.
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