Wake County high school teacher charged with felony larceny (updated)

A high school teacher in Wake County Public Schools had been charged with felony larceny.



Kimberly Antoinete Cherry, age 49, was arrested on Feb. 4 on a charge of felony larceny. Arrest records indicate the charge is linked to an incident on Dec. 11, 2022.

Details about the charge are unclear at this time and a request to the Wake County Sheriff’s Office has been placed to obtain the incident report.

Cherry bonded out on the same day as her arrest, according to records on file with the county. The bond amount issued to Cherry is not known yet.

She was charged under state statute 14-72(A), according to arrest records.

ยง 14-72. Larceny of property; receiving stolen goods or possessing stolen goods.
(a) Larceny of goods of the value of more than one thousand dollars ($1,000) is a Class H felony. The receiving or possessing of stolen goods of the value of more than one thousand dollars ($1,000) while knowing or having reasonable grounds to believe that the goods are stolen is a Class H felony. Larceny as provided in subsection

Cherry is listed in the Apex High School staff directory under the “Mathematics – Secondary” department. Her name also appears in several district math tutor lists going back to 2018.

A request for employment information and for a statement on Cherry’s arrest placed with Wake County Public Schools’ communications office was answered.

Cherry was hired in 2016 by the district and she was teaching math at Apex High but has been suspended with pay, per WCPSS. The district had no further comment on the matter.

Cherry has an active NC teaching license on file with the state in the area of Mathematics 9-12. That license was issued in July 2019 and will expire at the end of June 2024.

About A.P. Dillon

A.P. Dillon is a reporter currently writing at The North State Journal. She resides in the Triangle area of North Carolina. Find her on Twitter: @APDillon_ Tips: APDillon@Protonmail.com
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