Tag: Financial Crime

Ex-church employee to serve year in prison

| June 22, 2010 | 0 Comments



A former church employee was sentenced Monday to a year in prison and ordered to repay $185,000 to St. Edward On-the-Lake Catholic Church. Jacalyn O'Boyle, 48, of Port Huron Township said little during her sentencing hearing in St. Clair County Circuit Judge Daniel Kelly's courtroom — only stressing that many people have continued to support […]




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Parishioners defend accused Waterbury priest

| June 21, 2010 | 0 Comments



WATERBURY — Members of the Latino community at Sacred Heart Parish rallied in support of their former priest Sunday, a day after allegations surfaced that he embezzled $1 million from church coffers and lied about having a life-threatening form of cancer. Officials with the Archdiocese of Hartford say the Rev. Kevin J. Gray, 64, has […]




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3 accused of embezzlement from parishes

| June 18, 2010 | 0 Comments



BRAINTREE — Three people who counted collection money at two local Catholic churches who are charged with stealing from parish collections are currently awaiting their respective pre-trial conferences. Marjory O’Day, 58, of Braintree, and John Inferrere, 62, of Wayland, are scheduled for pre-trial conferences at Framingham District Court in late July, according to Maryanne Donnell, […]




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Jerry Kasten of Appleton charged in theft from St. John United Church of Christ

| June 18, 2010 | 0 Comments



APPLETON — Police say the former treasurer of an Appleton church stole nearly $6,300 from its bank account. Jerry R. Kasten, 54, of Appleton, was charged Wednesday in Outagamie County Court with counts of theft and obstructing police. Officials from St. John United Church of Christ went to police in October after noticing a suspicious […]




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Woman Arrested for Embezzling Church Organization

| June 18, 2010 | 0 Comments



GILBERT – A Gilbert woman has been arrested for defrauding the religious organization for which she worked. Back in April, Gilbert Police began investigating an embezzlement case at the Phoenix Catholic Diocese Women's Organization. Investigators found that between July 2008 and March 2010, 49-year-old Yvonne Miles embezzled $11,196 from PCDWO while holding a position as […]




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In Court: Duo charged in $450,000 church thefts

| June 16, 2010 | 0 Comments



COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – It is a story that has shocked many throughout Columbus- allegations of theft at a local church totaling close to $500,000. On Monday, the suspects in the case appeared before Muscogee County Superior Court Judge Frank Jordan. According to the state, Nikiena Bowden was a convicted felon when she was hired […]




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Arson, theft suspect ruled fit for trial

| June 12, 2010 | 0 Comments



An Ottawa woman charged with stealing more than $100,000 from her church — and allegedly setting two fires to cover up the theft — was ruled fit to stand trial Friday. With the fitness question now settled, 42-year-old Terri L. James was scheduled for trial July 12. James, the wife of a former state’s attorney, […]




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Church Workers Charged With Stealing Collections

| June 9, 2010 | 0 Comments



Two church workers have been charged with stealing from two parishes and police say both apparently thought they were working alone. The Archdiocese of Boston contacted Wayland police last Thursday concerned that someone was possibly stealing money from the weekly collections at St. Zepherin's and St. Ann's churches. After a weekend investigation, police arrested two […]




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Accused embezzler now charged with ripping off church

| June 5, 2010 | 0 Comments



A criminal charge against a woman in September got her employers thinking they might want to double-check their own bank account — a search that revealed they, too, were missing money. Rachel Brooke McDonald, 34, was charged with a second count of theft in connection with $23,659 that turned up missing from the First United […]




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Forgiveness after £7,000 church theft

| June 3, 2010 | 1 Comment



A church finance administrator stole more than £7,000 to pay off spiralling debts. Joanne Arnold, 39, avoided a jail sentence despite pleading guilty to three counts of theft after a court heard how the Diocese of Wakefield had forgiven her for what she had done. Arnold, who worked for the diocese for 14 years, transferred […]




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Nursery School Director Stole $40K from Church

| June 3, 2010 | 0 Comments



The former director of a Levittown nursery school was arrested Wednesday for allegedly stealing more than $41,000 from the church that runs the school and using the cash to pay for trips, property taxes and credit card bills, Nassau County prosecutors said. Gail Vokoun, 58, of East Meadow, was charged with grand larceny and falsifying […]




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DA: Former employee steals $100K from church

| June 2, 2010 | 0 Comments



TYNGSBOROUGH, Mass. — A former church employee in Tyngsborough has been accused of stealing more than $100,000 from donation baskets over the course of several years, according to police. The District Attorney said that 47-year-old Donna Rood has been working for St. Mary Magdalan’s Church in Dracut and Tyngsborough since 2003, counting the money placed […]




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Toms River woman sentenced to prison for theft from charity

| May 28, 2010 | 0 Comments



TOMS RIVER — Despite a 57-year-old Toms River woman's failing health that necessitates constant use of an oxygen tank, she was sentenced Thursday to three years in prison for stealing more than $18,000 from charity. "She stole from the poor to give to the rich," Senior Assistant Ocean County Prosecutor Martin Anton said of Stephanie […]




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Church worker now accused of stealing more than a million dollars

| May 27, 2010 | 1 Comment



First Baptist Church of Morristown has now filed a civil suit against a former employee who is facing a felony theft charge, and the amount she's accused of stealing has grown to more than a million dollars. Barbara Whitt is free on $175,000 bond. She's accused of stealing more than $1,500,000 from the church where […]




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Louisa Co. Priest Denied Appeal for Embezzlement

| May 26, 2010 | 0 Comments



A former Louisa County priest has been denied an appeal on his embezzlement conviction. Father Rodney Rodis was found guilty of embezzling from two parishes in Louisa County back in 2008. On Tuesday, the Virginia Court of Appeals denied his appeal. Prosecutors say he stole more an a million dollars from both the collection plate […]




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