Church secretary charged with theft

| May 11, 2010

SEAFORD — A Seaford woman who worked as a financial secretary for a church was arrested last week for allegedly stealing money from the church, police said.

Penny L. Kimbrough, 51, was charged Friday with theft, falsifying business records, three counts of unlawful use of a credit card and racketeering.

Seaford police spokesman Lt. Richard Jamison said investigators received information last month from officials at St. John’s Church on Pine Street that their financial secretary was allegedly using funds from church accounts.

An investigation revealed that Kimbrough, who had been employed by the church for more than three years, had unlawfully obtained a credit card using the church’s name, written checks to herself and used the church’s credit cards for personal use.

Kimbrough was released in lieu of $66,000 unsecured bail pending a court hearing, Jamison said.

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Category: Church Security