A former Huntington National Bank Branch Manager pleaded guilty to embezzling nearly $250,000 from clients in Clarksburg Federal Court Wednesday.
Deborah D. Radcliff, 51, of Weston, pleaded guilty to one count of embezzlement by a bank employee of more than $1,000 and one count of structuring deposit amounts to evade federal reporting requirements.
United States Magistrate Judge John S. Kaull accepted Radcliff's plea and ordered a pre-sentencing investigation.
Judge Kaull heard evidence from the government including an FBI Agent and an IRS Agent who testified against Radcliff. Seven victims, all of them at least 56 years old, were involved in Radcliff's embezzlement scheme.
Radcliff faces a maximum of forty years in prison and could be ordered to pay a $1.5 million fine, restitution, plus interest. She will be sentenced in Elkins Federal Court at a later date.
Huntington National Bank has restored all of the customers' money to their accounts, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office.