MARTINSBURG, W.VA. - The founder of the West Virginia Society of Ghost Hunters was found guilty Friday of practicing medicine and counseling without a license, after two days of trial.
Susan R. Crites, 56, of 208 Ruffed Grouse Lane, is scheduled to be sentenced at 9 a.m. on Dec. 10.
She was found guilty of three counts of unauthorized practice of medicine without a license and five counts of unauthorized counseling without a license, Berkeley County Prosecuting Attorney Pamela J. Games-Neely said.
"We appreciate the jury's verdict," Games-Neely said after leaving the county's judicial center Friday afternoon.
"These people (the victims in the case) have been through a lot. Now they can begin to heal."
Post-trial motions and the status of a felony charge still pending against Crites are expected to be addressed Oct. 1, and Games-Neely said a decision still must be made as to whether the state will proceed with the felony charge of delivery of a controlled substance (Percocet) still pending against Crites.