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Va. FD official pleads guilty to embezzlement

Ethel Andrews say she took the money because she lost funds in a phone and mail scam

Metro News

KANAWHA COUNTY, W. Va. — The former treasurer of the Institute Volunteer Fire Dept. has pleaded guilty to embezzlement charges.

Ethel Andrews, 74, admitted in Kanawha County Circuit Court Monday that she stole a total of $58,000 from the fire department and the West Virginia State University Alumni Association’s Kanawha Valley chapter.

Andrews pleaded guilty to two counts of felony embezzlement. She stole $25,000 from the VFD and approximately $33,000 from the alumni group. Andrews told the court she took the money because she lost money in a phone and mail scam.

Full story: Guilty plea in VFD embezzlement

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