By CLYDE FORD
Staff Writer, Charles Town
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - The former director of a Jefferson County homeless shelter faces additional legal problems as Jefferson Security Bank filed a lawsuit Tuesday in an attempt to get back money she is accused of embezzling from the Coalition for the Homeless.
Elizabeth Hope Hudson was charged Oct. 17 with one count of embezzlement and seven counts of theft, according to court records. She is expected to face a preliminary hearing today in Jefferson County Magistrate Court on the criminal charges.
Hudson, of Boyce, Va., was released after posting $500 bond.
Jefferson Security Bank filed the lawsuit Tuesday for $11,371.
The Coalition for the Homeless of Jefferson County kept several accounts with Jefferson Security Bank, over which Hudson had no authority to sign for withdrawals, according to the lawsuit.