Early in August, the Wake County grand jury indicted the former director of the State Employees Association of North Carolina (SEANC), Dana Cope, on two counts of obtaining property by false pretense. According to the WRAL.com article, Cope allegedly used the organization’s credit cards and submitted fake invoices to get checks which were used for a number of personal expenses such as home renovations, jewelry, plastic surgery, flying lessons, vacations, and others. Cope supposedly used SEANC’s credit cards to pay for expenses totaling $475,500.52 and checks amounting to $113,346.05. From the perspective of a skilled Raleigh criminal lawyer, Mr. Cope is facing serious accusations and even graver consequences.