West Virginia woman pleads guilty to embezzling, tax offense

February 1, 2019

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia woman has pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $969,000 from the company where she worked as an office manager.

U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart’s office said in a news release Friday that 67-year-old Roseanna Coomes of Bluefield also pleaded guilty to a related tax offense and agreed to pay restitution of $969,316 to Cole Truck Parts and $64,330 to the Internal Revenue Service.

The prosecutor’s office said Coomes said as part of the plea that she defrauded Cole Truck Parts by writing checks to herself and another person and making false entries in the company’s accounts from 2007 to 2017. She also said she didn’t report the income on her tax returns.

Sentencing is set for June 18. Coomes faces up to 23 years in prison and up to a $500,000 fine.

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