By CLYDE FORD
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - The former director of a Jefferson County homeless shelter was charged recently with allegedly embezzling $18,400 from the Coalition for the Homeless.
The Willowbrook Center for the Homeless closed on June 30. Officials said at the time the center was being closed because of financial problems.
Since May, West Virginia State Police have been investigating the disappearance of the funds from the coalition bank account.
Elizabeth Hope Hudson, of Boyce, Va., was released after posting $500 bond.
She was charged Oct. 17 with one count of embezzlement and seven counts of theft, according to court records.
She had moved from Jefferson County to Boyce, Va., shortly after leaving the center suddenly in May, according to court records.