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Woman who stole more than $400,000 from nonprofit sentenced to 10 years

September 12, 2007|By ERIN JULIUS

An Inwood, W.Va., woman who pleaded guilty in June to theft scheme for stealing more than $400,000 from a Hagerstown nonprofit where she worked was sentenced this morning to 10 years in prison.

Kelley Boyd Macher, 46, of 79 Minnick Road in Inwood, W.Va. must also pay Potomac Case Management Services, Inc., $400,000, Washington County Circuit Judge Frederick C. Wright ordered.

The nonprofit organization offers help to those diagnosed with mental illnesses and families and senior citizens who need a variety of services, and will be repaying the debts Macher incurred for a long time, representatives said.

"I cannot, honestly I cannot, have empathy as a judge in this case," Wright said.

Macher's selfishness caused her to steal the money over a period of six years beginning in 2000, Wright said.

In court this morning, Macher said she was ashamed of her actions, sorry for the embarrassment she caused everyone involved, and wanted to pay restitution.

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