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Lawyer in $1.7M embezzlement wants out

Clark County woman still faces civil action from theft.


Legal battles continue for a Moorefield Twp. woman who was found guilty of embezzling $1.7 million from her Springfield employer.

Lisa Blevins was convicted Feb. 21 on two counts of felony theft and 10 counts of forgery. Her attorney, Wolodymyr Strileckyj, filed a motion to withdraw as her legal representation because Blevins failed to “substantially fulfill an obligation, financial or otherwise, to the lawyer regarding the lawyer’s services,” he said.

A judge approved a second motion to withdraw from a civil case stemming from Blevins’ embezzlement; her house and the home of her daughter, are in the process of foreclosure.

Strileckyj filed both motions the same day Blevins’ guilty charge was handed down. Strileckyj denied to comment on his withdrawal from the Blevins civil suit, saying he has an ongoing criminal case with her and does not comment on current cases.

While the trial was in session, visiting Judge William McCracken listened to 21 days of testimony, and prosecutors presented more than 7,000 pages of documents to show how Blevins stole $1,768,287.93 from her employer, Kreider Corporation, over the past decade. Prosecutor Andy Wilson said it was the largest such case in Clark County history in terms of money, length and logistics.

Blevins used the money to renovate her home, buy clothes and cars, and pay off her credit cards and the debt of her children, prosecutors said. Investigators were not able to trace all the stolen cash.

Blevins is scheduled to be sentenced March 17.


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