Kiser arraigned on fraud charges in W.Va.
by Rachel Davis
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Wanda Faye Kiser
Wanda Faye Kiser
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Wanda Faye Kiser, 61, has been arraigned this week on the West Virginia governor’s warrant for extradition related to the 17-count fraud indictment filed by Walker County District Attorney Bill Adair.

The fraud charges are in connection with money allegedly taken by Kiser that was intended for Mary Cobb and her daughter Wynona Delvecchio. The two women went missing from their home in the South Lowell neighborhood in 2002, after Kiser checked them out of the nursing home they were living in.

If convicted, each second-degree forgery charge is a Class C Felony, punishable by up to 10 years in prison for each count. She has been fighting extradition in the case since early July.

The case, called one of the most bizarre of their careers by Adair and Jasper Police Chief Connie Rowe, was reignited last year when a skull was found under the South Lowell home. The skull has been undergoing mitochondrial DNA testing at the University of Texas in an attempt to identify it.

The skull had been identified as belonging to a “frail, elderly, white woman,” but no other identification has been made.

The newest twist in the case came last month when Kiser was arrested by West Virginia state police after they discovered the partial remains of two people in a storage unit registered to Kiser. She is facing two charges of concealing human remains related to that discovery.

Those remains are believed to belong to Cobb and Delvecchio, who were 104 and 83, when they disappeared.

A forensic anthropologist from the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History has been called in this week to attempt to identify the remains and possibly determine a cause of death.

Each charge of concealing human remains carries a penalty of one to five years in prison and a fine of $1,000 to $5,000 if she is convicted.

Kiser is currently in the Central Regional Jail facility in West Virginia on a $50,000 cash bond.