Shelly Lough, the Brooke County woman who embezzled more than $1 million from Bethany College, will serve a total of 2-20 years in prison.
On Tuesday, Lough was sentenced to 1-10 years on two counts; one of embezzlement and one county of falsifying accounts. The sentences will be served consecutively.
In two months, a modification hearing will be held in case the judge in the case wants to change the sentence.
The Brooke County woman who embezzled more than $1 million from Bethany College will be sentenced Tuesday afternoon in a Brooke County courtroom.Shelly Lough will find out how much time she'll spend behind bars at 2 p.m. Lough pleaded guilty to embezzling the money from Bethany College while working as a clerk in the school's cash office.
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She was responsible for distributing cash to employees and students. Lough claims she was blackmailed and that's where the money was going. She faces up to 20 years in prison.
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