Former school superintendent convicted in West Virginia
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A former school superintendent in West Virginia has been convicted in federal court of theft and fraud after a four-day trial.
The jury in Charleston found 68-year-old Phyllis Doty of Logan guilty Friday of four counts of wire fraud, two counts of theft from a program receiving federal funds, one count of mail fraud and one count of aggravated identity theft. The prosecutor’s office said she faces up to 122 years in prison when she is sentenced Jan. 30.
The prosecutor said she stole more than $12,000 in electronic devices purchased by the Logan County Board of Education and used public funds to decorate and supply her son’s wedding.
Doty’s attorneys didn’t immediately respond to emails seeking comment.
Doty retired from Logan County schools in 2016.