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Former Schools Credit Union Exec Charged With Embezzlement


The former director of a credit union for a West Virginia county’s school workers is facing charges of embezzling at least $156,300.

Former Ohio County Public Schools Federal Credit Union executive director Kathleen Gramlich was charged in a federal information Thursday in U.S. District Court in Wheeling.

The court filing says Gramlich embezzled the money between June 2013 and March 2016 to pay off personal debts.

The credit union serves about 1,000 current, former and retired Ohio County public school workers and their families.

The U.S. attorney’s office in northern West Virginia says Gramlich faces up to 30 years in prison if she’s convicted.

U.S. Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld II said the accounts of credit union members were never in jeopardy.