A Winchester woman faces up to eight years in prison for embezzling more than $300,000 from a church and an affiliated school.
Lois Beatrice Clemons is scheduled to be sentenced March 4 after pleading guilty in Frederick County Circuit Court to 55 counts of
The 57-year-old Clemons formerly worked as a bookkeeper for Shenandoah Valley Baptist Church and Shenandoah Valley Christian
Academy. According to court documents, she embezzled the money from December 2003 to January 2009.
Frederick County Commonwealth's Attorney Glenn Williamson says
Clemons used the money to buy real estate and a deck for her house,
and to pay for tuition for her children. She also bought cars for her children.