MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Berkeley Springs, W.Va., woman was sentenced to two months in prison Thursday after pleading guilty in U.S. District Court to embezzling money from a bank to please her boyfriend.
U.S. District Judge Craig Broadwater also sentenced Chantel Durene, 21, of 801 Johnson Mill Road, to four months on electronic monitoring after her release from prison.
Durene was charged with embezzling $38,000 to $42,0000 while working at the Valley Road branch of Citizens National Bank in Berkeley Springs. The charges involved eight incidents between March 1997 and May 1997, when money was skimmed from a vault where tellers' drawers were kept, prosecutors said.
A psychiatrist and a counselor testified Thursday that Durene has a mental disorder likely caused by sexual abuse as a child.