Fayette County Man Pleads Guilty For Embezzlement

FAYETTE COUNTY ( WOAY) – A Fayette County man enters a plea for embezzlement.

Fayette County Prosecuting Attorney, Larry E. Harrah, II announces that on January 23, 2018, Thomas Woodrum entered a plea to embezzlement by a fiduciary, a felony, in Fayette County Circuit Court. Sentencing is scheduled for April 2, 2018. He faces one to ten years in prison.

​On June 26, 2017, employees of Fayette County National Bank found suspicious activity in a checking account Woodrum maintained for S.M., a protected person. Woodrum was appointed as S.M’s guardian and conservator in 2002.

Further investigation revealed that over $1900.00 had been misappropriated by Woodrum for his own use and benefit.

Under the terms of the plea, he is required to pay restitution to the victim.

In 2010, Woodrum was previously convicted of embezzlement after taking money from the Fayette County Tax Office.

​This crime was investigated by members of the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department.

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