MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A former tax deputy who worked for Berkeley County has been charged with a misdemeanor count of embezzlement after bookkeeping records showed her deposits were short by $382, records state.
Cora A. McDonald, 56, of 61 Olympic Drive, Martinsburg, told police that she took the money because her husband's health is failing and she wanted to help pay the couple's bills, according to Sgt. Russell Shackelford of the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department.
McDonald worked as a tax deputy from Feb. 15, 2000, to Sept. 5, 2003.
On Sept. 3, 2003, McDonald was confronted about the missing money. She repaid $382.60 and quit two days later, police said.