Hopewell woman to pay $3,945 in restitution for scheming Charles City woman
A Hopewell woman must pay nearly $4,000 in restitution after pleading guilty during Friday morning proceedings in Charles City Circuit Court.
Breonna Lachelle Gatling, 30, of the 1200 block of High Avenue, Hopewell, entered a guilty plea to one count of obtaining money by false pretenses as part of a plea agreement reached.
In a summary of evidence by Charles City Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Tyler Klink, between Jan. 28 and March 31, Jessica Quivers had asked to use the services of Global Housing, a company that assists people in buying homes when they need help with their credit. Quivers went to secure the services of the company, with Gatling being one of the company’s representatives. Quivers used a money transfer service to pay Gatling for her services, but when the Quivers went to move into the home she had thought she’d paid for, there were residents living in the property. An investigation took place, where it was discovered that Gatling had not communicated with her superiors about the transactions and was pocketing the money.
Under the agreement, Gatling received a 10-year prison sentence with all time suspended. She must pay $3,945 in restitution.