Plea hearing set in W.Va. embezzlement case on April 21

Published 10:35 am Wednesday, April 9, 2014

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — A South Point woman charged with felony embezzlement will plead guilty later this month.

Connie Lynn Whitley is accused of stealing more than $150,000 while she was a bookkeeper from her former employer, Uptowner Inn Inc.

A three-page federal information filed in U.S. District Court in Huntington said part of Whitley’s duties included managing and administering HUD accounts for the Branchland, Cottageville, Fairplain, New Haven and Ona apartment complexes.

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From July 2009 to September 2013, Whitley is accused of writing 191 checks to herself from five different bank accounts and using that money for her own personal use.

Whitley’s plea hearing is set for April 21 in front of Judge Robert C. Chambers.