Tag: Financial Crime

Holy Name Catholic Church reports loss of baby Jesus, Joseph

| January 5, 2010 | 0 Comments



It’s been an up-and-down month and a half for Holy Name Catholic Church. It started in late November, when someone stole about $7,000 in checks and cash raised during a fundraiser. The news was better Dec. 15, when the Steamboat Springs City Council approved the first and largest phase of a planned 15,382-square-foot, $5 million […]




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Man charged with theft from Madison Co. church

| January 4, 2010 | 1 Comment



The Madison County Sheriff's Office has charged a Jackson man with stealing from a church where he was the business manager, according to a news release. Perry E. Mullins, 48, is charged with theft over $60,000. Mullins worked as business manager at Liberty Grove Baptist Church, at 1071 Harts Bridge Road, between 2007 and 2009, […]




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Church secretary faces theft charges

| January 4, 2010 | 1 Comment



LADY LAKE — A former church secretary who admitted she used church funds for a vacation cruise, her children's dance lessons and other personal expenses faces two dozen theft-related charges including several felonies. Kimberly Alonso, 28, of Wildwood, who had worked at St. George Episcopal Church in The Villages, maxed out a church credit card […]




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Ex-finance Director Charged in $500K D.C. Church Theft

| December 31, 2009 | 0 Comments



WASHINGTON – The former finance director has been charged with stealing more than $500,000 from a historic D.C. church over six years. Thirty-eight-year-old Jason Reynolds of Bowie, Md., was arrested last week on a charge of wire fraud. A U.S. Secret Service agent alleges in court papers that Reynolds, who worked for National City Christian […]




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Church Volunteer Accused Of Theft

| December 24, 2009 | 0 Comments



PONTIAC, Mich. — A 71-year-old church volunteer accused of stealing thousands of dollars from St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Pontiac was charged Monday in the crime. Salley Crake entered not guilty pleas in a Pontiac courtroom Tuesday to felony charges of embezzlement and larceny. Police said Crake had been stealing hundreds of dollars once […]




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Church employee arrested, accused of stealing $36,000

| December 20, 2009 | 0 Comments



AUGUSTA, Ga– 42-year-old Ginger Kaye Vintson is in jail, facing five felony charges in connection to a theft operation investigators say she operated at the church she worked at in Augusta. Richmond County Financial Crimes Investigator Michelle Walden tells News 12 Vintson will likely be indicted on a total of 81 counts of forgery for […]




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Former bookkeeper pleads guilty to church theft

| December 20, 2009 | 0 Comments



DETROIT (AP) – A former bookkeeper and disbarred attorney has pleaded guilty to charges that he stole money from a Detroit-area church. The Wayne County prosecutor's office says Friday that Frederick Petz will be sentenced Jan. 25 following his guilty plea to four counts of embezzlement. An Archdiocese of Detroit audit revealed more than $90,000 […]




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Greenfield woman arrested on church embezzlement

| December 18, 2009 | 0 Comments



A Greenfield resident was arrested just after noon Thursday on an indictment from a Highland County grand jury on charges of grand theft and tampering with records in connection with embezzlement from a Greenfield church. Greenfield Police Chief Tim Hester said the charges against Nancy M. Williams, 55, come as the result of an investigation […]




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UPDATE: Pastor accused of theft has repaid $10,000

| December 16, 2009 | 0 Comments



A former pastor of a Fond du Lac church has paid back the $10,000 he is accused of stealing from holiday offerings, according to a press release from Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. The Rev. Stuart Zak, 55, resigned from Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 855 Martin Ave., Nov. 30 after he confessed to stealing money over […]




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Wisconsin pastor confesses to ripping off $10,000 from church

| December 16, 2009 | 0 Comments



Fond du Lac police say a pastor at a Lutheran church is admitting he stole thousands of dollars from the collection basket. Investigators say The Reverend Stuart Zak, 55, took as much as $10,000 from church offerings collected during the holidays during a ten-year period. Police say they haven't seen a case like it ever […]




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FBI arrests man in Orange church embezzlement

| December 16, 2009 | 0 Comments



ORANGE – The FBI today arrested Gregory P. Loles, 50, of Easton, who is alleged to have embezzled more than $3 million from members of St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church, and possibly millions of dollars from the church. U.S. Department of Justice spokesman Thomas Carson said Tuesday afternoon that Loles was arrested this morning by […]




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Counterfeit note put in church tray

| December 16, 2009 | 0 Comments



A CHURCHGOER could have inadvertently passed counterfeit money in the collection tray of a city church. When church staff were counting donations from the collection plate on Sunday, they found the counterfeit note. Police seized the note and a police spokeswoman said the church-goer may have been given the $50 note when out shopping. "Members […]




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Anderson convicted in church theft

| December 10, 2009 | 0 Comments



A man has been convicted for stealing funds from the United Methodist Church in Hudson. Terrance J. Anderson, 45, Hudson, was found guilty of one felony count and two misdemeanor counts of theft last Wednesday (Dec. 2). He entered a deferred agreement on the felony theft charge. Judge Edward F. Vlack ordered Anderson to serve […]




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Investment manager targeted in church loss

| December 8, 2009 | 0 Comments



ORANGE — The investigation into a potentially massive embezzlement of St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church funds is centering on the man placed in charge of the church’s investments, who has been identified by multiple sources as Gregory Loles. Loles was in charge of managing the church’s building fund and endowment, and several church members allowed […]




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Lawyer Says HIV to Blame for Deacons Church Theft

| December 4, 2009 | 0 Comments



CLEVELAND — Larry Cermak, 59, a deacon in the church and the bookkeeper at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Garfield Heights, admitted to stealing $335,000 from his home parish, over a six year period. He says he took about $5,000 a month. "I take full responsibility for what I did," said Cermak. The […]




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