Former Charleston Animal Society president charged with embezzlement

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Whether it be embezzling over $70,000 or spitting soup on a car, former Charleston Animal Society acting president and executive director Charles Karesh finds himself in hot water.

State Law Enforcement Division agents arrested Karesh, 56, on Friday, February 1, and charged him with embezzling $71,388 from the Charleston Animal Society.

Karesh resigned from the Animal Society in December 2011 after questions swirled when $69,000 went missing from the organization. 

This charge comes on the heels of Karesh's second-most recent arrest, malicious injury to property, for spitting soup on a former Animal Society board member's car during multiple occasions.

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