MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- A Berkeley County woman was placed on supervised probation for two years after admitting in circuit court Thursday that she stole about $30,000 from the Inwood, W.Va., branch of BB&T bank in September 2008 while cleaning the offices with her daughter.
"I'm very sorry that this occurred," said a tearful Marion Margaret Dietrich, 47, who entered a guilty plea to one felony count of grand larceny in front of 23rd Judicial Circuit Judge Gina M. Groh.
The judge accepted the plea, which allowed for a one- to 10-year prison sentence to be suspended. A BB&T representative at the hearing was presented with a $11,246 check for restitution. Authorities recovered $18,654 from Dietrich's home at 389 Bluff Trail, Gerrardstown, W.Va., according to a complaint by West Virginia State Police Trooper J.M. Walker.
When asked by Groh to explain what she did criminally wrong, Dietrich, 47, told the judge Thursday that she found the cash in a garbage can and took it from the bank while cleaning.