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Brooke County woman sentenced for embezzling from credit union

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of West Virginia

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Michelle K. Martin, of Wellsburg, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 24 hours incarceration and five years of supervised release for taking more than $82,000 from a local credit union, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Martin, age 46, pled guilty to one count of “Theft, Embezzlement or Misapplication by Credit Institution Employee” in December 2017. Martin admitted to embezzling approximately $82,000 from the Strip Steal Community Federal Credit Union in Brooke County from October 2016 to May 2017.  

Martin was also ordered to pay $82,000 in restitution for the crime.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Danae DeMasi-Lemon prosecuted the case on behalf of the government.  The Federal Bureau of Investigation investigated.  

Senior U.S. District Judge Frederick P. Stamp, Jr., presided.

Updated March 12, 2018

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