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Ridgeley woman pleads guilty of stealing more than $1.5 million

June 18th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

The Cumberland Times News reports a West Virginia woman accused of stealing nearly $1.6 million from her employer pleaded guilty Wednesday in Garrett County Circuit Court.  Mindy Renae Moorehead, 39, of Ridgeley worked as the comptroller at Bill's Marine Service at Deep Creek Lake for about nine years, according to Lisa Thayer Welch, Garrett County state's attorney. 

An audit conducted last December revealed that Moorehead had entered inflated numbers into the payroll system for herself for virtually every pay period while employed, Welch said.

She pleaded guilty to the charge of theft by scheme over $100,000.

Sentencing will take place once a pre-sentencing report is completed.

Moorehead is currently free on bond.

2 Responses to “Ridgeley woman pleads guilty of stealing more than $1.5 million”

  1. June 19, 2020 at 7:20 am, um yea said:

    HOW does the business not notice this.
    1600000/9years=177777 per year.
    177777/52 weeks=3418 per week
    or 680 per day
    or 85 bucks an hour…
    how does this go un noticed… bet management was part of it…


    • June 19, 2020 at 10:46 am, Mark said:

      > I wondered the same thing. But they probably overcharge the wealthy Lake crowd so much it was easy to miss. lol


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