In the second court appearance of a Fluvanna woman charged with embezzling more than $1 million from the Fork Union-based National Filter Service, the Fluvanna County Commonwealth’s Attorney indicated a plea bargain is in the works.
Brenda van Emmenis, formerly Brenda Rigsby, appeared in court Thursday (Jan. 22) with her attorney, Bill Dinkins for what was scheduled as an arraignment on the charges.
Van Emmenis faces 20 felony counts – 13 for embezzlement and seven for conducting unlawful money transactions, the statute that deals with money laundering.
Dinkins and Fluvanna’s Commonwealth’s Attorney Jeff Haislip joined in a motion to continue the arraignment until Feb. 27.
“We are close to working out a plea agreement,” Haislip told Circuit Court Judge Susan Whitlock.
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