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Glasscock Pleads To Charges of Embezzlement, Forgery

By Staff | May 11, 2016

The former executive director of the Wetzel-Tyler Child Advocacy Center, Melody Glasscock, pleaded guilty before Judge Jeffrey Cramer on Monday, May 9 to one count of embezzlement and six counts of forgery.

Glasscock committed these crimes against the center, 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. He is to make restitution totalling $10,095.42.

Special Prosecuting Attorney Carl Bryant stated that as director, funds came into Glasscock’s hands, care, control, and management. He noted that Glasscock deposited checks into her account, bearing forged signatures of those who were on the center’s board. Those board members noted that the signatures were not their own and that they believed the signatures were Glasscock’s.

The Wetzel-Tyler Child Advocacy Center, now known as the Lighthouse Child Advocacy Center aids child victims of abuse by supporting and coordinating efforts of a team of professionals consisting of law enforcement investigators, prosecutors, child protective service workers, medical professionals, mental health professionals, and victim advocates.