Church employee arrested, accused of stealing $36,000

| December 20, 2009

AUGUSTA, Ga– 42-year-old Ginger Kaye Vintson is in jail, facing five felony charges in connection to a theft operation investigators say she operated at the church she worked at in Augusta.

Richmond County Financial Crimes Investigator Michelle Walden tells News 12 Vintson will likely be indicted on a total of 81 counts of forgery for stealing more than $36,000 from the First Church of the Nazarene on Lumpkin Road.

Walden says it started in March of 2008 and continued until July of this year while Walden worked as both a bookeeper and a secretary at the church. In July, other church employees discovered around $5,000 missing. An audit later found the other missing money.

They say she wrote fraudulent checks to herself and cashed them. She will face a charge for every check she wrote.

Vintson is in the Columbia County jail awaiting extradition to Richmond County. Walden says she was currently on probation until 2021 for committing a similar crime out of Washington County, Georgia.

Walden says Vintson will also be charged with one or two counts of identity theft on top of all of the theft charges.

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