Marple criminal complaint itemizes personal transactions on school credit card

MARION COUNTY, W.Va. – According to the criminal complaint former Harrison County Magistrate, Tammy Marple embezzled more than $27,000 from Emmanuel Christian School in Clarksburg.

Marple allegedly used her position as treasurer of the school to access to a school credit card nine times between August of 2018 to November of 2019 for her personal expenses.

She now faces nine counts of felony embezzlement.

Marple has been arraigned and is free on $10,000 bail.

Joe Shaffer from Shaffer Madia Law is representing Marple and says she is cooperating with the investigation.

Marple’s abrupt resignation as Magistrate and removal from the 2020 ballot recently raised many questions.

In total, Marple took $27,168.91. The transactions on the Emmanuel Christian School credit card are detailed below:

  1. August 28, 2018, She transferred $8,444.56 from the checking account of Emmanuel Christian to the credit card account of her father
  2. October 18, 2018, she made a $5,760 payment to her father’s credit card
  3. October 21, 2018, she made a $4,960.56 payment to her father’s account
  4. July 22, 2019, she made a transfer of $3,500 to her father’s credit card account
  5. July 26, 2019, she made a $1,200 payment at Sam’s Club for her granddaughter’s wedding photo package.
  6. August 3, 2019, she made an AT&T payment of $1,278.31.
  7. August 29, 2019, she made an AT&T payment of $580.48.
  8. October 30, 2019, She made an AT&T payment of $690.
  9. November 9, 2019, she made an AT&T payment of $755