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Wilmington couple arrested in TX for embezzlement

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Jacob Hilbert (Source: Lone Star Fugitive Task Force) Jacob Hilbert (Source: Lone Star Fugitive Task Force)
Lynda Hilbert (Source:  Lone Star Fugitive Task Force) Lynda Hilbert (Source: Lone Star Fugitive Task Force)

AUSTIN,TX (WECT) – A couple from Wilmington was arrest Thursday evening in Austin, Texas.

According to a press release from the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force, Jacob Hilbert, 37, and his wife Lynda Kayne Hilbert 33 were charged by the Wilmington Police Department for allegedly embezzling more than $130,000 from ENDS MEAT LLC (Manna Restaurant).

Jacob Hilbert was the executive chef at the Wilmington restaurant.

According to Hector Gomez with the LSFTF, the Austin-based task force was alerted to Hilbert's presence in the central Texas area by the US Marshals Service in Wilmington.

Gomez said the couple was identified as "recent arrivals pursuing several opportunities as an executive chef."

The Hilberts are in the custody of the Travis County Sheriff's Office pending extradition to North Carolina.

"The Lone Star Fugitive Task Force welcomes the opportunity to return the Hilbert's to New Hanover County so they can be held to account for their actions," said Robert R. Almonte, United States Marshal of the Western District of Texas.

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