Jennifer McDonald, the former executive director of the Front Royal-Warren County Economic Development Authority, was transferred Tuesday from the Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren County Regional Jail to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center, according to RSW Superintendent Russ Gilkison.

McDonald was arrested in May on four felony counts of embezzlement from the EDA and she is being held without bond.

Gilkison said over the phone that he decided to transfer McDonald because “I felt it was best to move her there” due to the high publicity of the embezzlement case.

He added that while McDonald was being held at RSW, she was in protective custody away from the general population.

Gilkison said Peter Greenspun, McDonald’s lawyer, agreed to the transfer.

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