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Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 12/ 2/2010

Loudoun newspaper owner arrested

By Caitlin Gibson

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.

By Caitlin Gibson  | December 2, 2010; 12:41 PM ET
Categories:  Loudoun  
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Comments

OMFG. The Middleburg Eccentric just drips with affluent white privilege. Can you see the teabaggers from your Loudoun County house?

Posted by: fmamstyle | December 3, 2010 8:05 AM | Report abuse

This sounds like another ruse by the Loudoun Gestapo. I wonder what she knows. Everyone from your average housewife to those running for sheriff or CA gets arrested in Loudoun if they know something.

Posted by: SusanMarie2 | December 3, 2010 8:35 AM | Report abuse

Did she actually spend the money on something other than what it was intended or just not deposit it into an official escrow account? Hopefully she's not sitting in jail just for that. They ended up dropping all the charges against the man who ran against the sheriff. After the election of course.

Posted by: SusanMarie2 | December 3, 2010 10:12 AM | Report abuse

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