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Man indicted after allegedly threatening teen at church

| February 4, 2012 | 0 Comments



An incident at a Port Arthur church in which a man is accused of threatening a 16-year-old with a knife is the basis for an indictment handed down Thursday by the Jefferson County grand jury. Patrick Hebner, 38, of Port Arthur faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted of aggravated assault, which is […]




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Anita Collins, accused of stealing $1 million from Archdiocese of New York, apologizes

| February 4, 2012 | 0 Comments



The church lady from hell accused of stealing more than $1 million from the Archdiocese of New York says God has forgiven her but worries her victims will never do the same. “I want to apologize to everybody I betrayed,” said Anita Collins, 67, looking frail and distraught during an exclusive jailhouse interview on Rikers […]




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Pastor accused of stealing from church

| February 1, 2012 | 0 Comments



TOLEDO, Ohio (WUPW) – A long-time pastor at a popular central-city church is being accused of stealing cash from his congregation. It's the latest accusation in a court battle that's deeply divided members of Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church over the firing of a pastor who refuses to leave. Three members of Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church, […]




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Lawyers argue over psych exam for man accused of murdering Maryville minister

| February 1, 2012 | 0 Comments



EDWARDSVILLE • Lawyers continue to wrangle over details of a proposed new psychiatric examination of Terry Joe Sedlacek, accused of fatally shooting a minister during a church service in Maryville in 2009. Sedlacek, from Troy, Ill., was charged with first-degree murder after the March 8, 2009, shooting of the Rev. Fred Winters as the minister […]




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NY Archdiocese Worker Accused of $1M Theft

| January 31, 2012 | 0 Comments



A longtime worker for the Archdiocese of New York has been accused of using accounting tricks to steal about $1 million from the church. Anita Collins, 67, was arrested and arraigned Monday as a result of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr.’s investigation. Prosecutors said Collins, who was making between $35,000 to $50,000 a year […]




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Church treasurer steals thousands from congregation

| January 31, 2012 | 0 Comments



SCHOHARIE, N.Y. — It's a big theft at a small Church. Police said a woman stole more than a $100,000 from her own congregation. Police said Emma Maxwell took about $143,000 from the Breakabeen-North Blenheim Presbyterian Church over the last four years. She'd been the churches treasurer since June 2007, making her the sole person […]




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Sex Offender Fired From Church After Second Charge

| January 31, 2012 | 0 Comments



GREENVILLE, S.C. — A church employee accused of a sex crime against a young girl is out of a job. William Harrison, Jr. was arrested by Williamston Police Friday. He is charged with two counts of lewd act on a minor. Police say the crimes happened in Williamston, where Harrison lives. Harrison was already on […]




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Jacinto City: Man accused of sexually assaulting 12-year-old ‘girlfriend’ outside church

| January 31, 2012 | 0 Comments



JACINTO CITY, Texas – A 20-year-old Houston man is accused of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl he met at a church Bible study. Jossue Daniel Garcia-Lopez is charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child. According to court documents, the girl’s mother called Jacinto City police on January 3, 2012, about a suspected sex assault […]




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Oxfordshire church roof treated with theft detection liquid

| January 31, 2012 | 0 Comments



An Oxfordshire church which had lead stolen from its roof has been treated with a theft detection liquid. Firefighters used ladders and a hydraulic platform to spray Wantage Parish Church's roof with the liquid which can be easily detected. It also enables police to trace it back to an individual building. Ch Insp Ian Money, […]




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Macedonia: Orthodox Church Saved From Blaze

| January 31, 2012 | 0 Comments



An Orthodox church was set on fire on Monday night in the latest in a series of violent incidents that started when Muslims in Struga took offence at a local carnival. Unknown arsonists on Monday night set ablaze an Orthodox church near Struga in southwest Macedonia in the latest in a series of ethic and […]




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Man arrested for bomb scare at two of Louisville’s biggest churches

| January 25, 2012 | 0 Comments



LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) — A bomb scare sent police rushing to secure two of Louisville's largest churches. The police report indicates the suspect targeted Southeast Christian Church in the East End and Lampton Baptist Church in Old Louisville because he was upset with both of them. A random call came in to the Jeffersontown Police […]




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NYM Priest, former Sheriff’s Department Chaplain, admits taking money from church accounts

| January 25, 2012 | 0 Comments



UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) – A longtime priest in the Village of New York Mills was in Oneida County Court in Utica on Wednesday, where he admitted to taking money from the church's bank account for his own use. Father Valentine Krul pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree grand larceny, facing five years probation with […]




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Pastor Sentenced to Prison for Embezzling from Church

| January 25, 2012 | 0 Comments



SAVANNAH, Ga. — The former pastor convicted of stealing money from his church will spend more than nine years in prison. United States Attorney Edward J. Tarver today announced the sentencing of 47-year-old Kenneth Terrell, former pastor of New Harvest International Ministries. In a six-hour sentencing hearing, Tarver indicated, attorneys presented evidence showing that Terrell […]




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1990s church burglar back at it, police say

| January 23, 2012 | 0 Comments



A man convicted in the 1990s of burglarizing and vandalizing churches and schools now faces similar charges after police linked him to an attempted break-in at First United Presbyterian Church in Tarentum two days after Christmas. William Menhart, 44, was arraigned Sunday morning in Westmoreland County on charges filed by New Kensington police of receiving […]




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Police: Wentzville church shooting was an accident

| January 22, 2012 | 0 Comments



(KMOV)—Detectives now believe a shooting inside St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Wentzville, where one man was shot, was unintentional and the shooter came forward Sunday morning. One person turn themselves into Wentzville police after reportedly seeing news coverage on the shooting. Detectives with the Wentzville Police Department have determined the shooting was tragically unintentional after […]




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