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LOUISA COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) – A woman who stole nearly $200,000 from three businesses will spend a year and half in prison. Holly R. Bennett-Martinski, of Bumpass, pleaded guilty to five counts of embezzlement, according to Louisa County Commonwealth’s Attorney Rusty McGuire.

The judge sentenced Bennett-Martinski to 20 years in prison, but suspended 18 years and six months of that sentence.

McGuire said between 2008 and 2011 Bennett-Martinski kept the books for three businesses. When one of the businesses ordered an audit, it was determined Bennett-Martinski wrote $187,714 worth of checks to herself and her husband.

Bennett-Martinski resigned her position once the audit was ordered, McGuire said.