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Martinsburg woman charged with stealing money from pension fund

July 29, 2010

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. --A Martinsburg woman is accused of embezzling $31,766 from an employee pension plan of am Eastern Panhandle-area business, according to U.S. Attorney Betsy Jividen's office.

An indictment filed last week in U.S. District Court in Martinsburg alleges Sherry Lynn Hill embezzled and stole the money from Stinger Sheet Metal Inc. of Kearneysville, W.Va. from Jan. 1, 2006, through Dec. 31, 2008.

The grand jury indictment also includes a forfeiture count wherein the government intends to seek the forfeiture of any property constituting or derived from proceeds traceable to such offense and a money judgment in the amount of what was allegedly taken, according to a press release from Jividen's office.

If convicted, Hill faces a maximum penalty of five years imprisonment and a fine of $250,000, according to the press release.

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