Tag: embezzlement

Volunteer charged with embezzling $4,000 from local Catholic church

| February 18, 2013 | 0 Comments



A volunteer treasurer for a local Catholic church is accused of stealing more than $4,000 from a special-activity fund over a nine-month period, Winston-Salem police said in a news release Monday. Rose Parks Hinson, 61, of 5313 Hunt Park Court in Winston-Salem was arrested Monday and charged with embezzlement. Hinson had been the volunteer treasurer […]




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Police: Bookkeeper stole more than $248,000 from church

| January 15, 2013 | 0 Comments



MIFFLINTOWN – On Monday morning, a 59-year-old volunteer bookkeeper for Saint Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church in Mifflintown was arrested on theft charges for systematically stealing more than $248,000 from the church over a seven-year period beginning in 2005. Mary Madeline Zangrilli, of Mifflintown, was arraigned by Magisterial District Judge Barbara Lyter and charged with theft […]




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Brassfield found guilty of embezzlement

| December 22, 2012 | 0 Comments



Karan Brassfield had no idea her now-estranged husband was embezzling funds from the Fluvanna church they started out of their home. Wilbert Davis Brassfield said that as pastor, he had the authority to write checks to any church member in need – including himself. An all-white jury of eight women and four men convicted Wilbert […]




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Records detail alleged embezzlement at Edmond church

| December 22, 2012 | 0 Comments



EDMOND — An ex-St. John’s employee allegedly used church credit cards to feloniously buy items including a gun holster, military pants, two movies and a cell phone for a relative, prosecutors say. District Attorney David Prater filed eight felony counts on Monday in Oklahoma County District Court. The counts were for unauthorized use of a […]




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Former bookkeeper charged with theft of Columbus parish funds

| December 17, 2012 | 0 Comments



A former secretary and bookkeeper at a Columbus parish has been charged with felony theft for allegedly taking large sums of money from both the parish church and school. Susan Droessler, 53, Columbus, is scheduled to make her initial court appearance on Dec. 19 in Columbia County Circuit Court, according to a news release from […]




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As Kentwood pastor’s embezzlement tally doubles to $316,000, some church members continue their support

| December 17, 2012 | 0 Comments



KENT COUNTY, MI — Even as a Kent County Circuit Court judge learned a long-time Kentwood area pastor embezzled more than $300,000—about two and a half times the amount first thought—church members came out in full force Tuesday, Dec. 11, to support their former leader at his sentencing. "We just know that God is faithful," […]




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Former church worker accused of stealing church money

| December 17, 2012 | 0 Comments



ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. —  A woman is accused of going on a spending spree with an Orange County church's credit card, and even using some of that money to pay her own bills. Investigators said it went on for more than a year. Andy Searles, associate pastor at Aloma United Methodist Church, said it wasn't […]




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Church embezzler sentenced to year in jail

| December 4, 2012 | 0 Comments



A former church bookkeeper and first grade teacher was sentenced Monday to a year in jail as part of her probation for embezzling more than $152,000 from the church over eight years. District Judge Michael Gibbons sentenced Tracey L. Taylor, 45, of Carson City, to six years in Nevada state prison, suspended, and placed her […]




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Embezzlement probe into ELCA bookkeeper nears end

| December 4, 2012 | 0 Comments



MOORHEAD – Eleven months after police began investigating him, the bookkeeper suspected of embezzling more than $714,000 from a Moorhead-based church synod continues to live in the stately rural home he allegedly remodeled and expanded with the stolen money. Robert Duane Larson hasn’t been criminally charged, but Moorhead police Lt. Tory Jacobson said the detective […]




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Nun faces grand larceny charge tied to casino gambling

| November 11, 2012 | 0 Comments



A nun with a casino gambling problem will be charged today with stealing more than $100,000 from two churches where she worked in Orleans County, The Buffalo News learned late Sunday. The felony grand larceny charge will be filed against Sister Mary Anne Rapp, who in recent years has been assigned to St. Mary Catholic […]




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Accused church embezzler Melissa Miles facing charges

| November 11, 2012 | 0 Comments



DOUGLAS COUNTY – A woman suspected of stealing thousands of dollars from a church pre-school is facing a third-degree theft charge. Melissa Miles, 39 was arrested Thursday while on her way to a Jack-in-the-Box restaurant off of Wolfensburger Road in Castle Rock around 11:30 a.m. A citizen reported her whereabouts to police. She'd avoided arrest […]




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Former employee embezzled a million dollars from New York diocese

| October 2, 2012 | 0 Comments



A devout New York Catholic referred to in media reports as an “evil little old lady” has admitted she swindled a million dollars from the Church and now faces up to four years in jail. Anita Collins from the Bronx has accepted a negotiated plea deal for embezzling from the Church according to reports. Collins […]




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Former business manager at Wyoming Catholic church pleads guilty to embezzlement

| October 2, 2012 | 0 Comments



GRAND RAPIDS, MI — James Kulfan, the former business manager at St. John Vianney Catholic Church accused of embezzling from his employer, pleaded guilty today to two felonies. Kulfan, 55, pleaded guilty to two counts of embezzlement — one for taking what police say was more than $135,000 from the church from late 2009 to […]




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5th sentencing delay in case of alleged embezzlement at Orange church

| October 2, 2012 | 0 Comments



ORANGE — Gregory P. Loles seems to be the man who just can’t get sentenced. Yet another postponement marks the fifth time Loles’ sentencing date has been scrapped. Loles, 53, of Easton, was originally scheduled to be sentenced in October 2011 after he pleaded guilty in July 2011 to one count each of wire, securities […]




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NV woman accused of embezzling $41,727 from church

| October 2, 2012 | 0 Comments



MINDEN, Nev. (AP) — A 45-year-old woman accused of embezzling more than $40,000 from a Douglas County church has waived her preliminary hearing in East Fork Justice Court. Gardnerville's Record-Courier reports that Tracey Taylor of Carson City is scheduled to appear Sept. 17 in Douglas County District Court. She has been charged with a felony […]




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