Monday, March 8, 2010

West Virginia Municipal Employees Charged With Embezzling $100K

David W. Mayle, 28, of Salem, West Virginia and the city manager of the City of Salem, along with Sherry Olenick, 42, also of Salem and the former city clerk, have been charged with embezzling some $100,000 from municipal coffers. According to authorities, the two misappropriated $50,000 in the town's payroll and another $50,000 in general funds. Mayle is on paid administrative leave and Olenick has been fired, according to reports. Authorities say the investigation is ongoing and additional charges could be forthcoming. For now, they have been arrested on felony charges of embezzlement and falsifying accounts. Their scheme, which dates back to at least 2007, involved writing themselves checks and taking extra paychecks.

Read the story here, here and here.

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