Anita Foster-Machado, former Bristol Library Foundation leader, indicted on 5 counts of embezzlement

Foster-Machado's conviction wasn't her first run-in with the law. A News Channel 11 investigation revealed she had an extensive criminal record dating back into the 1980's.

BRISTOL, VA (WJHL) – She once led the Bristol Public Library Foundation and ranked as a social leader in the Tri- Cities. Now, Anita Foster Machado is indicted on charges alleging she stole money from her employer.

Anita Foster-Machado
Anita Foster-Machado
A Bristol, Virginia grand jury indicted Foster-Machado on five counts of embezzlement Monday.

Police said she stole more than $21,000 using the foundation’s credit card on personal purchases.

A News Channel 11 investigation revealed Foster-Machado had an extensive criminal background that dated back to the 19-80’s.

Foster Machado can enter a plea if she chooses at a hearing set for August 14th.

Her trial date is set for August 31st.

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