BROOKE COUNTY, W.Va. —A former cashier at Bethany College pleaded guilty Friday to embezzlement and falsifying accounts.

Shelly Lough took at estimated $1.38 million from the school between July 2011 and May 2013. She has said she did so because she was being blackmailed by Jason and Rachell Wees. They’ve been indicted on federal charges.

Prosecutors said Lough has been cooperating with authorities and believed the plea bargain agreement was fair.

Lough faces 2-20 years in prison at a sentencing hearing set for April 8.

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  • Crystal

    I would really like more in-depth information about this!! Why do you never post anything except short blurbs, with no real answers?

    • Alum

      Other sources indicate she was being blackmailed to keep two people quiet about an extra-marital affair she allegedly had.

    • Artimus

      That would require in-depth, accurate and thoroughly researched reporting which is a dying art in this day and age.