Tag: Financial Crime

Woman accused of embezzling more than $50,000 from rural East Tennessee Baptist church

| November 4, 2009 | 0 Comments



ATHENS, Tenn. (AP) — An East Tennessee woman has been accused of embezzling more than $50,000 from a rural Baptist church where she is treasurer. The Daily Post-Athenian in Athens reports that 39-year-old Kelly Maynor of Ten Mile was arrested Monday in Meigs County on charges of theft of services and filing false financial statements. […]




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Manitoba pastor admits church theft

| October 29, 2009 | 0 Comments



WINNIPEG (CBC) – A former pastor at a Manitoba church has pleaded guilty to stealing money from his parish. Raju Madanu pleaded guilty Monday to breaking-and-entering and theft in connection with the crime at St. Augustine of Canterbury Roman Catholic Church in Brandon. "Incredulous. When the [police] sergeant informed me of the arrest, I couldn't […]




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Lawrence Cermak’s pre-trial for stealing church funds starts today

| October 28, 2009 | 0 Comments



Lawrence Cermak, 59, of Garfield Heights, was charged by way of information on one count of theft for stealing approximately $330,000 from Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church. Lawrence Cermak was hired in July 2002 as a bookkeeper for the church. A customary mandatory audit was done of the parish's finances. Numerous discrepancies were discovered […]




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Pastor admits to swindling $432G from White Plains church

| October 21, 2009 | 0 Comments



The Rev. Patrick Dunne could have been sent to state prison for 15 years had he been convicted at trial for stealing $432,000 from his church in White Plains. Instead, he agreed to a plea bargain and won't serve any more than six months in the county jail. Dunne, the 65-year-old former pastor of Our […]




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Man gets probation in church theft case

| October 20, 2009 | 0 Comments



Edward Fisher still mows the lawn of the Rantoul Presbyterian Church for free, his attorney says. Even though Fisher, 58, Rantoul, was convicted of stealing nearly $30,000 from the church while he was serving as treasurer, that doesn’t make him a bad person, Brian Williams, his attorney, said during Fisher’s sentencing Monday at Franklin County […]




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Lawrence Cermak charged with stealing from a local Catholic Church

| October 16, 2009 | 0 Comments



Lawrence J. Cermak was charged with one count of theft, which is a third degree felony and carries a maximum sentence of 5 years in prison for stealing approximately $330,000 from Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church. Lawrence Cermak, 59, of Garfield Heights, was hired in July 2002 as a bookkeeper for the Saints Peter […]




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Former church secretary to enter change of plea

| October 15, 2009 | 0 Comments



GREENCASTLE — A former Greencastle church secretary charged with 12 felony counts related to thefts from the church will be in court Oct. 29 to enter a change of plea. Melynda J. "Mindy" Fenwick, 37, of Greencastle was arrested Aug. 11 after discrepancies surfaced during an audit of the books at Gobin Memorial United Methodist […]




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Rocky Ridge man sentenced for theft from St. Joseph

| October 14, 2009 | 0 Comments



FREMONT — A Rocky River man was sentenced to 18 months in prison for stealing thousands of dollars from St. Joseph Catholic Church. Advertisement William Horning, 46, pleaded no contest to theft in April, and was also ordered to make restitution of $96,430 to St. Joseph Catholic Church, according to court records. Common Pleas Judge […]




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Former Gobin secretary facing additional charges

| October 10, 2009 | 0 Comments



GREENCASTLE — A Greencastle woman accused of stealing more than $200,000 from Gobin United Methodist Church faces an additional theft charge. Melynda J. "Mindy" Fenwick, now faces six counts of Class C felony forgery and six counts of Class D felony theft. She is accused of stealing in excessed of $284,000 from the Greencastle church. […]




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KIMBALL CHURCH TREASURER PLEADS TO EMBEZZLEMENT

| October 9, 2009 | 0 Comments



The former treasurer of the Trinity United Methodist Church in Kimball has pleaded no contest to embezzling tens of thousands of dollars from the church. 48-year old Nancy Novotny of Bushnell had been charged in June with Class-3 felony theft, but the plea bargain reduced the count to a Class-4 felony. She will be sentenced […]




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Ex-church worker given probation in theft

| October 6, 2009 | 0 Comments



EBENSBURG — The former secretary of Westmont Baptist Church was placed on probation for five years Monday in county court on her guilty pleas to stealing church funds and immediately paid in full the nearly $120,000 she owed. Prosecutors said that the restitution owed by Marsha J. Wiesenbaugh included $112,161 to the church and $7,819 […]




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Ex-Cheektowaga priest avoids prison for stealing from church

| October 6, 2009 | 0 Comments



Suspended Catholic priest F. Norman Sullivan, spared a prison term Monday for his theft of $213,732 from a Cheektowaga parish, told the judge he is "truly sorry" and "disgraced and embarrased." Sullivan, who had been the pastor at the former Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, avoided jail because he has repaid the money he stole. […]




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Church Financial Secretary steals $216,000–Asks for Forgiveness–Arraigned This Week–Could Be More Victims

| October 1, 2009 | 0 Comments



The Orange County District Attorney charged Crystina Renee Bock, 37, Ladera Ranch, with 62 felony counts of grand theft with sentencing enhancement and allegations for aggravated white collar crime exceeding $100,000 and losses over $100,000. Bock faces a maximum sentence of 45 years and eight months in state prison if convicted. AT the arraignment hearing […]




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Probation for woman, 80, who stole from New Port Richey church

| September 28, 2009 | 0 Comments



NEW PORT RICHEY — Earla Ferguson’s crime was a monetary one. She had access to a lot of money that wasn’t hers. When tough times hit, authorities say, she helped herself. But here’s what made the crime about more than just money: Ferguson, who is 80 and walks with a cane, stole from her church. […]




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Video: Mount Pleasant Church Employee charged with taking money from church.

| September 28, 2009 | 0 Comments



  Mount Pleasant Church Employee charged with taking money from church. Pastor offers the family support. To have the latest headlines delivered to your email box each morning click the subscribe button on the top right of the blog. If you are in need of security services please email us @ [email protected] or call us […]




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