Tag: embezzlement

N.L. church accountant charged in $500K theft

| June 23, 2011 | 0 Comments



Dozens of fraud and forgery-related charges were laid Monday against a former accountant at the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. John's after more than $500,000 was reported missing in January. Former business manager Bill Power worked with the archdiocese for 38 years. He has been charged with 35 offences alleged to have happened from 2003 […]




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Police: Man defrauded $20,000 from Buckhead church

| June 8, 2011 | 0 Comments



Police are looking for a an Atlanta man accused of writing fraudulent checks at the expense of a Buckhead congregation. The suspect, identified as Michael Williams, allegedly intercepted a check mailed in May by Christ Church Presbyterian, lifted the routing number and had checks made in his name sent to a Collier Road apartment. Fraudulent […]




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Former Garnerville pastor admits stealing $23G from church funds

| June 8, 2011 | 0 Comments



NEW CITY — The former pastor of St. Gregory Barbarigo on Monday pleaded guilty to fourth-degree grand larceny, admitting he stole the parish's funds for his personal expenses, including online gambling. The Rev. Thomas Kreiser, 45, who had led the Garnerville parish since 2008, suddenly resigned in June 2010, citing personal reasons. His resignation prompted […]




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Former Pastor Accused of Embezzlement Faces New Charges

| June 5, 2011 | 0 Comments



MADISON, N.C. (WGHP)— A former Winston-Salem pastor who was arrested in May for allegedly stealing more than $10,000 from his own church now faces additional charges. John Albert Jackson, 61, of 5335 Lewey Lane in Winston Salem, is now charged with two counts of obtaining property by false pretense and two counts of felony conspiracy. […]




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Former Birch Run church leader pleads to embezzling more than $100K from church

| June 2, 2011 | 0 Comments



SAGINAW — Robert G. Mathis, the former congregation president at Christ Lutheran Church in Birch Run, could spend at least five to six years in prison for embezzling more than $100,000 from the church. On Wednesday, the day his trial was to begin, Mathis, 65, pleaded guilty as charged to conducting a continuing criminal enterprise, […]




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Plea possible in church embezzlement case

| June 2, 2011 | 0 Comments



Embezzlement charges could be dropped against the former financial manager of a Battle Creek church if she repays nearly $50,000. Kathleen Vanorsdol waived her preliminary examination in Calhoun County District Court Tuesday and may not face any criminal charges if she repays $47,737 to the First United Methodist Church, 111 E. Michigan Ave. Appearing Tuesday […]




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Former St. Isidore Staffer Pleads Not Guilty in Embezzlement Case

| May 12, 2011 | 0 Comments



A former St. Isidore employee pleaded not guilty Thursday morning to five felony embezzlement charges alleging the theft of about $220,000 from the church. Kathleen Dake, 58, of Blackhawk is being held on $433,000 bail in Martinez. She will next appear at the Martinez courthouse on June 23 to set a date for a preliminary […]




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Former St. Isidore Employee to Appear in Court Thursday in Embezzlement Case

| May 12, 2011 | 0 Comments



A former St. Isidore employee, who faces five felony embezzlement charges in connection with more than $200,000 dollars missing from the church, will appear in court tomorrow to enter a plea. Kathleen Dake, 58, a Blackhawk resident who is currently being held on $433,000 bail in Martinez, is scheduled to appear at the Martinez courthouse […]




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Prosecutor: Embezzled church money went to plastic surgery, shopping

| May 8, 2011 | 0 Comments



DANVILLE — Payments to a Blackhawk plastic surgeon. Charges to Bloomingdale's. Purchasing a dog from the Animal Rescue Foundation and a Pilates machine. This is where just some of the nearly $600,000 embezzled from St. Isidore's Catholic Church went during the last five years, according to the Contra Costa District Attorney's Office. Two former church […]




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Former Pastor Accused of Embezzling $10,000 from Church

| May 5, 2011 | 0 Comments



ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — A former pastor in Rockingham County has been charged with stealing more than $10,000 from his own church. John Albert Jackson, 61, of 5335 Lewey Lane in Winston-Salem, was arrested Tuesday and charged with one felony count of embezzlement. Jackson had been pastor of the Goodwill First Baptist Church on […]




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Three Arrested In Danville Church Embezzlement Scam

| May 3, 2011 | 0 Comments



DANVILLE, Calif. — Three people associated with St. Isidore Church in Danville have been charged with embezzlement for allegedly stealing $580,000 in church funds, according to Danville police and church officials. Police Chief Steve Simpkins said the Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office charged Kathleen Dake, 58, of Blackhawk, and Virgilio Lukban, 46, of Danville, […]




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No charges to be filed in church embezzlement

| May 2, 2011 | 0 Comments



A case involving money being embezzled from Central United Methodist Church in Mount Airy is closed, a city detective said Friday. “There’s not going to be criminal charges,” Detective R.B. Davis of the Mount Airy Police Department said. This is resulting from an agreement being worked out between the church and a woman who has […]




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Women gets 4 years for church embezzlement

| April 21, 2011 | 0 Comments



VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) – The former Financial Administrator of a Virginia Beach church will serve four years in prison for embezzling nearly $300,000 from church coffers. Michele Moeser Roberts, 62, was sentenced Wednesday in Virginia Beach Circuit Court to a total of 20 years, but the judge suspended sixteen. Prosecutors said the Virginia Sentencing […]




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Former Garnerville pastor Kreiser accused of $25G theft from parish

| April 1, 2011 | 0 Comments



GARNERVILLE — The former pastor of St. Gregory Barbarigo was charged Friday in the theft of more than $25,000 from the parish. The Rev. Thomas Kreiser, 45, is charged with one count of third-degree grand larceny, a felony. He is accused of using the church's American Express card for personal expenses, including online gambling, Rockland […]




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Former Hardeeville Pastor and Secretary Accused of Stealing Church Money

| March 31, 2011 | 0 Comments



HARDEEVILLE, SC — The congregation of a Lowcountry church is rocked by scandal as a former pastor and the secretary are charged with taking money from the church. Hardeeville Police said they believe the theft happened over the past couple of years at St. Stephen AME Church on Main Street. Police said the church's new […]




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