Former City Manager Brad Corcoran, a Henry County native who recently was convicted of felony embezzlement from the city of Eden, North Carolina, saw his base salary increase by nearly $55,000 during his 18-year tenure. And despite Corcoran’s guilty plea to charges he systematically stole from the City of Eden from 2007-2017, the municipality was required to hand Corcoran a $4,718 payout after he resigned and subsequently pleaded guilty the morning of Aug. 27.