Jacob 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
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.