Circuit Judge David Sims on Monday sentenced Kimberly Loew to probation and house arrest rather than sending her to prison for four years.
Loew, 47, of Bellaire, pleaded no contest to a charge of fraud in connection to an access device, a charge punishable in West Virginia by up to 10 years in prison.
Sims sentenced Loew to four years in prison, then suspended the sentence in lieu of two years of probation, with one of them on monitored home confinement. Sims also ordered Loew to repay Key Bank $243.83 and CitiBank $728.48.
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Kimberly Loew, accompanied by assistant public defender Meagan Kirchner, pleads no contest.
Assistant prosecutor said that on Jan. 14, Loew completed unauthorized purchases at Sheetz on National Road.
The card belonged to an 86-year-old victim, who's dying husband was being cared for by Loew.
Sims approved a request by assistant public defender Meagan Kirchner for Loew to be permitted to leave her home as necessary to accommodate the activities of a 7-year-old grandchild who is in Loew's custody.