Former Minister Sentenced On Theft, Forgery Charges

| June 18, 2009

Attorney General Jack Conway and his Office of Special Prosecutions Wednesday announced the sentencing of Richard Bridges, of Bowling Green, on felony theft and forgery charges in connection with a long-term embezzlement scheme perpetrated against a Simpson County Church.

After a lengthy hearing, Bridges was sentenced today in Simpson Circuit Court to prosecutors’ recommended sentence of five years in prison. Special Judge Tom Castlen rejected probation for Bridges. The court found that prosecutors had demonstrated that Bridges’ theft amounted to about $50,000, and that none of the money had been returned to the church.

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