Former WVU Extension agent enters guilty plea

HARRISVILLE, W.Va. — A former WVU Extension agent on Tuesday entered a guilty plea for schemes involving the Ritchie County Commission, the Ritchie County Board of Education and the 4-H.

Stephanie Deem, 39, of Harrisville, allegedly sought and obtained travel and expense reimbursement 57 times from the county commission, education board and WVU Extension Service. She also allegedly misappropriated funds from a fundraiser and 4-H property rentals.

The State Auditor’s Office conducted the investigation into Deem’s actions.

Deem’s sentencing hearing is scheduled for Sept. 22.

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