Former United Way Employee Admits $10,000 Fraud at Charity

CHARLESTON–¬†Federal authorities say a former employee of the United Way of Central West Virginia has pleaded guilty to credit card fraud, admitting she used the charity’s credit cards to charge goods and services for herself.

According to prosecutors, 49-year-old Rhonda Kelley Conrad has agreed to make $10,301 in restitution.

She could face prison and a fine at sentencing June 1.

Investigators say she admitted improperly charging more than $6,000 at stores in 2014 and setting up false accounts within the United Way electronic payment system to fraudulently transfer more than $4,000 to her personal bank account.

The FBI and Charleston police investigated.

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