ORANGE COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) - A former employee of the Lake of the Woods Association is pleading guilty to embezzlement.

Orange County Commonwealth's Attorney Diana W. O'Connell announced Tuesday, August 6, that 46-year-old Roy Charles Mayberry pleaded guilty earlier in the day in connection with an embezzlement and money laundering scheme he ran for over four years.

Mayberry also admitted to trying to hide his theft in a money-laundering scheme. During a bond hearing on March 29, investigators testified that the amount of money involved in the scheme was approximately $457,197.34 as of that date.

He faces up to 240 years in prison when sentenced on October 25. That is also when restitution will be determined.


08/06/2019 Release from the Office of Orange County Commonwealth's Attorney:

Orange County Commonwealth's Attorney Diana W. O'Connell announced today that Roy Charles Mayberry, 46, of Stafford County, Virginia, pleaded guilty this morning in connection with an embezzlement and money laundering scheme he ran for over four years against his employer, the Lake of the Woods Association of Locust Grove, Virginia.

Mayberry's guilty plea admits that he embezzled money from the Lake of the Woods homeowners in four of the years he worked there, and that he tried to hide the proceeds of these thefts by a complicated series of financial transactions. He faces up to 240 years in prison when sentenced by Judge Dale B. Durrer on October 25, 2019.

In a bond hearing on March 29, 2019, investigators testified that the amount of money involved in the scheme was approximately $457,197.34 as of that date.

At sentencing, of particular concern to the commonwealth, is the opportunity to offer evidence and argument about the amount of restitution the defendant should be ordered to pay. The defendant will remain in custody pending sentencing.

The case was led by Investigator Ryan Brown of the Orange County Sheriff's Office, assisted by financial investigators from the Virginia Attorney General's Office and by computer forensic experts from the Virginia State Police.