UPDATE: Greenville mayor pro tem makes first appearance following indictment

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) – Greenville’s mayor pro tem made her first appearance Thursday morning after she was indicted for illegally withdrawing funds from a dead police lieutenant’s bank account.

A Pitt County grand jury indicted Greenville Mayor Pro Tem Rose Glover on two counts of obtaining property by false pretense.

The Pitt County Clerk of Courts office says that at the Thursday appearance the judge set Glover’s next court date for November 7th.

According to the indictment, “The false pretense consisted of the following: the defendant withdrew funds from an account owned by Howard Connor at First Citizens Bank and Trust Company representing she had the authority to withdraw the funds when in fact she did not and Howard Connor was deceased.”

The indictment said the activity happened on June 7th and June 11th in 2019. An obituary says Connor was a retired Greenville police lieutenant who died on June 6th, 2019.

Pitt County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Lee Darnell said that the original investigation was requested by former Greenville Police Chief Mark Holtzman due to a conflict of interest at the department.

Darnell said that Sheriff Paula Dance agreed to have her agency investigate who then turned their findings over to the Pitt County District Attorney’s Office. The findings were presented to a grand jury that opted to indict.

Glover was booked at the Pitt County Detention Center under a $25,000 unsecured bond and has since bonded out.

“The City is aware of the private matter involving Mayor Pro-Tem Rose Glover,” a statement from Greenville Public Information Officer Brock Letchworth read. “Since the case does not pertain to any of Ms. Glover’s actions as a member of the Greenville City Council, the City has no further comment at this time.”

Glover represents District 2 in Greenville and earlier this year filed for re-election.

WITN has reached out to her for comment on the indictment and has not heard back yet.