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.