Grafton woman sentenced for bank fraud at Clear Mountain Bank

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (WDTV Staff) -- According to U.S. Attorney Bill Powell, a Grafton woman has been sentenced to 36 months for taking out loans and opening accounts in bank customers’ names without their knowledge.

Karen Kinsley, 46, pleaded guilty to one count of committing bank fraud in September 2018. She admitted to starting several loans in bank customers’ names without their consent or knowledge, reopening closed checking and saving accounts and using some of those funds for her own for personal use and payments on other fraudulent loans.

Kinsley committed the crime while she was a branch manager of the Clear Mountain Bank inside the Kroger store in Sabraton from June 2014 to September 2017.

In addition to jail time, Kinsley will pay $170,000 in restitution.