Wellsburg woman admits to embezzling from credit union

WHEELING — A Wellsburg woman has entered a guilty plea in federal court for embezzling money from a Weirton credit union.

Michelle K. Martin, 45, pleaded guilty Thursday to taking more than $82,000 from Strip Steel Community Federal Credit Union, according to information released by U.S. Attorney Bill Powell

Martin’s plea is for one court of theft, embezzlement or misapplication by credit institution employee. The crime was reported to have taken place sometime between October 2016 and May 2017, according to information from Powell’s office.

Martin faces up to 30 years of incarceration, as well as a fine of up to $1 million.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Danae DeMasi-Lemon, with the FBI investigating. It was presided over by Senior U.S. District Judge Frederick P. Stamp Jr.