The former director of the North Carolina Funeral Director's Association repaid travel expenses that he was accused of getting illegally, and the Wake County District Attorney's Office asked a judge to dismiss a felony charge against Larry Foster Stegall, court records show.
Police in Raleigh, where the organization is based, had charged Stegall, 74, in February with one count of obtaining property by false pretenses.
An arrest warrant said Stegall was reimbursed $11,531.66 for travel when he was using an association credit card to put gas in his car. The warrant said it happened between April 1, 2009, and July 31, 2014.
Court records show that the district attorney’s office asked a judge in May to dismiss the charge without prejudice, meaning Stegall can never be charged with the same thing again.
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A note says that prosecutors said there was insufficient evidence to prove the charge and that Stegall repaid the amount cited in the warrant.
Stegall was the association’s executive director from 1979 until he retired in 2014. Police said an audit in September 2015 raised the issue of possible overpayment for travel.