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Ex-Hotel Employee Admits to Embezzling More Than $955,000


A former hotel employee in West Virginia has admitted to embezzling more than $955,000.

U.S. Attorney Carol Casto says in a news release that 52-year-old Mark Kuhn of Milton pleaded guilty to wire fraud Wednesday in federal court in Charleston.

Kuhn worked for the Charleston Marriott Town Center as an accountant and general cashier, including collecting cash from the hotel’s gift shop, front desk, and restaurant and bar.

The statement says he admitted embezzling from the hotel from 2005 through February 2016 and posted false entries in the hotel’s accounting system.

The statement says Kuhn used the funds for personal expenses, including a cruise to Cozumel, Mexico, and numerous vacation trips.

Kuhn faces up to 20 years in prison. Sentencing has been set for Dec. 5.