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Former town employee charged with embezzlement in WVa

NEW HAVEN, W.Va. (AP) — A former employee of a West Virginia city faces embezzlement and other charges, officials said.

Roberta Hysell, 53, of New Haven, was charged by a Mason County grand jury on Tuesday, WSAZ-TV reported. New Haven Mayor Phil Serevicz said Hysell served as the town recorder and police clerk.

A former payroll administrator, Jessica Greene, pleaded guilty a few days earlier to embezzling about $25,000 from the town over about five years.

Greene and Hysell worked together and were both able to sign checks, Serevicz said.

Hysell is charged with embezzlement, fraudulent scheme, conspiracy, falsifying accounts, computer fraud, obtaining by false pretenses and unemployment fraud.