Tag: Financial Crime

Former car dealer who stole from church sentenced

| May 24, 2010 | 0 Comments



Former car dealer Delbert Ault was sentenced Thursday for stealing from his church, Centenary United Methodist. Fayette Circuit Judge James Ishmael sentenced Ault, former operator of Ault Chevrolet in Lawrenceburg and briefly an official with the Bluegrass Stallions professional basketball team, to spend two days in jail. However, Ault received credit for the time he […]




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Arrest made in church embezzlement case

| May 20, 2010 | 0 Comments



A former church secretary has been arrested and charged with 332 counts of theft by taking in reference to alleged embezzlement. On May 12, the Haralson County Sheriff’s Department arrested Dawn Taylor Robinson, 40, of 7345 Hwy. 120, Buchanan, in connection to an alleged financial fraud complaint logged in February by Victory Fellowship’s Reverend Sidney […]




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Toledo woman sentenced in church theft case

| May 19, 2010 | 1 Comment



TOLEDO — A woman who stole thousands of dollars from a Toledo non profit has been sentenced. Lisa Duda, the former employee of St. Paul’s Community Center was found guilty on one count of aggravated theft, and will spend two years behind bars. Duda pleaded no contest to taking more than $200,000 from the church. […]




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Ex-church secretary jailed in Cumberland County embezzlement case

| May 18, 2010 | 1 Comment



A Cumberland County judge today sentenced former church secretary Jane Poth, 51, of Newville, to 3 to 23 months in county prison and ordered her to pay more than $60,000 in restitution for stealing from the Mount Holly Springs United Methodist Church. Public Defender Timothy Clawges said Poth already has paid more than $25,000 in […]




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Alleged church thief rejects plea deal

| May 18, 2010 | 1 Comment



LYNDEBOROUGH – A Wilton man accused of stealing tens of thousands of dollars from a small church while acting as its treasurer will head to trial after flirting with a plea deal. Carleton Johnson, 73, of 1053 Isaac Frye Highway, Wilton, spent 10 years as treasurer of the United Church of Lyndeborough. In 2009, he […]




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Church, priest in an uproar over $200,000

| May 18, 2010 | 1 Comment



BILOXI — After a Sunday of rowdy disturbance over parish funds that drew police to the 9 a.m. service and canceled the next one at 11, Vietnamese Martyrs Church on Oak Street in Biloxi appeared quiet Monday. It was the regular day off for the Rev. Jimmy Pham, parish priest since Aug. 1. He did […]




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Sheriff: Church Secretary Pocketed Over $200,000

| May 14, 2010 | 1 Comment



HARALSON COUNTY, Ga. — A former church secretary is accused of stealing more than $200,000 over a ten year period, investigators said. Dawn Taylor Robinson, 40, of Buchanan, was arrested Thursday, said Haralson County Sheriff Eddie Mixon. Mixon said the pastor of Victory Fellowship on Hwy 27 in North Bremen became suspicious after one of […]




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Embezzler charged with stealing from church

| May 14, 2010 | 1 Comment



An Ogletown woman convicted of embezzling from a bank three years ago was arrested again this month for taking money from a Greenville church where she was employed, police said. Shannon G. Tuso, 39, of the 100 block of Brewster Drive in the Sycamore Gardens development, was charged May 3 by New Castle County police […]




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Police: Parishioner caught with cash, church envelopes

| May 13, 2010 | 1 Comment



WARREN — A parishioner at a Lutheran church in Warren now faces a larceny charge after police said he admitted to taking more than $300 collected during a Sunday morning service on May 2. According to Warren Police Lt. Michael Torey, 49-year-old Kevin John Hampson of Sterling Heights was arrested after officers were called to […]




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Church employee charged with taking checks, cashing them on her lunch break

| May 13, 2010 | 1 Comment



A Morristown woman is accused of taking out more than a hundred of the church's checks, signing them out to herself, and cashing them on her lunch break. Nearly $500,000 is missing from the First Baptist Church of Morristown. Employee Barbara Whitt, 68, has been accused of the theft of $124,280 of it. During the […]




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Church secretary charged with theft

| May 11, 2010 | 1 Comment



SEAFORD — A Seaford woman who worked as a financial secretary for a church was arrested last week for allegedly stealing money from the church, police said. Penny L. Kimbrough, 51, was charged Friday with theft, falsifying business records, three counts of unlawful use of a credit card and racketeering. Seaford police spokesman Lt. Richard […]




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Pastor arraigned on 17 felony counts

| May 7, 2010 | 0 Comments



A former Greenfield pastor who was arrested in late April in connection with money stolen from his church has been indicted on 17 counts by a Highland County Grand Jury. James A. Blaine, 61, whose current address is in San Antonio, Texas, is facing the charges involving thefts from Good Shepherd Church in Highland County's […]




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Former Pastor Accused of Stealing From Church

| May 5, 2010 | 0 Comments



A former Highland County pastor faces a 17 count indictment tonight for theft from the church where he once preached. A Grand Jury issued a 17 count indictment against 61 year old James Blaine, currently of San Antonio Texas, and formerly of Greenfield, Ohio. Blaine is the former pastor of the Good Shepherd Church in […]




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Man accused of stealing from Sunday collection at Warren church

| May 4, 2010 | 0 Comments



Hard times may have driven a Sterling Heights man to steal from his own church, police said. Kevin John Hampson, 49, is accused of stealing a portion of the Sunday offerings at Crown of Life Evangelical Lutheran Church, on Ryan Road in Warren. New security measures by church personnel led to Hampson's arrest shortly before […]




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Parishioners forgive embezzler; O’Boyle’s sentencing is June 7

| May 4, 2010 | 0 Comments



Parishioners have forgiven Jacalyn O'Boyle for stealing thousands of dollars from their church. She'll learn June 7 if that will keep her out of prison. About 125 parishioners signed letters saying they forgave O'Boyle, 48, of Port Huron Township for embezzling more than $180,000 from St. Edward On-the-Lake Catholic Church in Lakeport. O'Boyle pleaded guilty […]




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