Southern Illinois pastor admits to embezzling funds, sentenced to prison

| April 22, 2013

The former administrative pastor of the House of Prayer in Albion, Ill., has been sentenced to three years in prison after admitting he embezzled more than $250,000 from his church.

Jason G. Laws, 44, entered a negotiated guilty plea Thurday to a felony charge of theft over $100,000, a class-2 felony. Circuit Judge Mark Shaner sentenced Laws to three years in prison and ordered him to pay $283,422 in restitution to the church.

Laws was also ordered to complete 300 hours of community service and will have to serve three years of probation after completing his prison sentence.

Investigators discovered that Laws had forged numerous church checks and deposited the money into an account he controlled.

 

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