CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A Berkeley County man was sentenced yesterday to more than three years in prison for defrauding donors of a for-profit entity.

Christopher T. Engle, 30, pleaded guilty last year to wire fraud related to his actions supervising Hearts2Heros, which was advertised as a group that created care packages for deployed service members. Engle was the organization’s co-owner.

Engle, a resident of Bunker Hill, admitting to using donations for personal use. The total loss to the organization is $286,959.95.

Engle was sentenced to 41 months in prison. He will also have to pay restitution for the money he took from the organization.

Hearts2Heros was shut down in 2019.

“To steal money from generous and caring people is wrong, but to steal money under the guise of assisting the brave men and women of our military is detrimental to reputable and hard-working charity organizations. I commend the FBI and my staff for their tireless work to ensure that Mr. Engle not only is held accountable, but can no longer prey on the kindness of others,” said US Attorney Bill Powell.