Glasscock Pleads Guilty
NEW MARTINSVILLE – The former executive director of the Wetzel-Tyler Child Advocacy Center pleaded guilty to one count of embezzlement and six counts of forgery before Circuit Judge Jeffrey Cramer on Monday.
Melody Glasscock committed these crimes while employed at the center.
Each of the seven charges could carry a prison sentence of one to 10 years. However, a pre-sentence investigation is to be conducted, and Glasscock will return to court at a later date.
Twenty-one other pending felony counts against Glasscock were dismissed. She will have to pay $10,100 in restitution.
Special Prosecuting Attorney Carl Bryant said that as director, Glasscock was responsible for managing the center’s funds. He noted Glasscock deposited checks into her account bearing forged signatures of the center’s board members.
Those board members said the signatures were not theirs and that they believed the signatures were Glasscock’s.
The Wetzel-Tyler Child Advocacy Center, now known as the Lighthouse Child Advocacy Center, aids victims of child abuse by supporting and coordinating efforts of a team of professionals consisting of law enforcement investigators, prosecutors, Child Protective Services workers, medical professionals, mental health professionals and victim advocates.