Tag: embezzlement

State police investigate possible embezzlement of church funds in Birch Run

| March 1, 2010 | 0 Comments

Personnel from the state police Bridgeport Post are investigating a possible case of embezzlement at the Christ Lutheran Church, 8101 Poellet, in the Village of Birch Run, said State Police Sgt. Kristin R. Winterstein Monday. She said the investigation began in September, but she declined to share any further details of the investigation. Rev. Dr. […]

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Woman charged with stealing from church

| February 22, 2010 | 0 Comments

A 48-year-old woman who worked at St. Edward On-the-Lake Catholic Church for 15 years is charged with stealing $100,000 or more from the parish. Jacalyn Renee O’Boyle of Port Huron Township was charged with embezzlement, $100,000 or more Feb. 9. Bond was set at $2,500. A preliminary examination is scheduled for 9:30 Tuesday morning. Joe […]

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Parish wants to know how Ponzi scheme could happen

| February 16, 2010 | 0 Comments

Leaders of St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church in Orange told parishioners they have hired a forensic accountant to investigate how the man put in charge of the church’s investments managed to possibly defraud them of millions of dollars, sources within the church confirmed. Church officials held a meeting last week during which they told parishioners […]

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Reverend arrested on embezzlement charges

| February 15, 2010 | 0 Comments

A local reverend was arrested Friday on nine charges of embezzlement. The Rev. Johnnie Lee Jones, of 3330 Rockhill Church Road in Concord, turned himself in at the Salisbury Police Department. He is accused of embezzling $20,000 over two years from the Western North Carolina Association (WNCA) of the Southern Conference of the United Church […]

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Church, cemetery thefts alleged; embezzlement totaled nearly $680K

| June 28, 2009 | 0 Comments

He sat in the pews at Gallaher Memorial Baptist Church and prayed with his fellow worshippers on Sundays. When parishioners turned their backs, authorities say, Barry Cain bilked them and customers of a cemetery out of nearly three-quarters of a million dollars.   http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2009/jun/27/church-cemetery-thefts-alleged/  

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