CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – Two former employees of the Town of Anmore have been sentenced for embezzling money. The irregularities were found during a forensic audit when comparisons were made between utility payment collection records, the town accounting system and bank records.
Amy Sue Stephens, 50, and Linda Denise Vanscoy, 51, were each sentenced to 1 to 10 years in prison and suspended the prison time for seven years of probation. The State Auditor will also request reimbursement of $91,050.19.
A hearing will be held August 12 to confirm the total amount of restitution.
“Although this is an older case, it is no different than the dozens of cases our Public Integrity and Fraud Unit work on every day. Government does not make money; funds are collected through taxing our citizens, who expect those dollars to go for the intended purposes and not lining government employee’s pockets. It really is that simple,” State Auditor John B. McCuskey said.