Ex-employee held in theft of $150K from Cypress church

| January 19, 2012

A former church employee is behind bars, accused of bilking a Cypress church out of more than $150,000 over a three-year period, according to the Harris County District Attorney's office.

The suspect, Rebekah M. Talley, 33, of Magnolia, is charged with felony theft in connection with the case, court records show.

The alleged scheme began to unravel in September 2008, when a church official discovered a forged $5,473 check that was written on the account of St. John Lutheran Church on Spring Cypress Road, and subsequently deposited into Talley's personal bank account at First Community Credit Union, according to a criminal complaint filed in the case.

Investigators uncovered 26 additional forged checks written on a Prosperity Bank account registered to the church, and deposited into Talley's bank account at the credit union from September 2008 through May 2011, prosecutors said. The deposits totaled more than $151,000.

 

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