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Petersburg City Council candidate faces embezzlement charge

Michael Edwards (Source: Facebook/EdwardsForWard4CityCouncil) Michael Edwards (Source: Facebook/EdwardsForWard4CityCouncil)

A Petersburg City Council candidate was arrested Tuesday and charged with one count of embezzlement tied to his employment at a Prince George limo company. 

Michael Edwards is facing a felony charge since he's suspected of taking more than $200 from the company. 

He turned himself in at Riverside Regional Jail. 

On his page declaring himself a candidate for council, Edwards says "everyone must be accountable for their actions and maintain full transparency in our city government."

Edwards, 31, says he's a lifelong Petersburg resident and started attending council meetings when he was a teenager.

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