FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. — Sentencing is scheduled for April 2 for the Fayette County man who pleaded guilty to embezzlement by a fiduciary in Fayette County Circuit Court Tuesday.

Thomas Woodrum faces one to 10 years in prison.

According to a news release from Fayette County Prosecuting Attorney Larry E. Harrah, II, on June 26, 2017, employees of Fayette County National Bank found suspicious activity in a checking account Woodrum maintained for S.M., a protected person.

Woodrum was appointed as S.M’s guardian and conservator in 2002.

Further investigation revealed that over $1900.00 had been misappropriated by Woodrum for his own use and benefit. Under the terms of the plea, he is required to pay restitution to the victim.

In 2010, Woodrum was previously convicted of embezzlement after taking money from the Fayette County Tax Office.

This crime was investigated by members of the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department.

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