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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of West Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, October 31, 2016

Former director of Ohio County Schools Credit Union pleads guilty to embezzlement

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Kathleen Gramlich, 65, of Valley Grove, West Virginia, pled guilty in federal court today to embezzlement, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Gramlich was the executive director of the Ohio County Schools Public Credit Union when she stole more than $156,000 from the Credit Union and used the funds to pay personal debts. She pled guilty to one count of “Theft from a Credit Union.”

Gramlich faces up to thirty years in prison. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Jarod J. Douglas prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the West Virginia State Police investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge James E. Seibert presided.

Updated October 31, 2016