Tag: Financial Crime

Ex-employee pleads guilty in $63,000 church scam

| July 16, 2009 | 0 Comments



Solon resident Ruth Lewis was a beloved member of the St. Martin’s Episcopal Church family in Bentleyville, and it’s sad what has happened, Junior Warden Robert Ware said Monday. Mrs. Lewis, 61, who was a member and former employee of the church, pleaded guilty to two charges involving defrauding the church in the amount of […]




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Former Minister Sentenced On Theft, Forgery Charges

| June 18, 2009 | 0 Comments



Attorney General Jack Conway and his Office of Special Prosecutions Wednesday announced the sentencing of Richard Bridges, of Bowling Green, on felony theft and forgery charges in connection with a long-term embezzlement scheme perpetrated against a Simpson County Church. After a lengthy hearing, Bridges was sentenced today in Simpson Circuit Court to prosecutors’ recommended sentence […]




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Church theft woman spared prison

| June 16, 2009 | 0 Comments



A woman who stole almost £12,000 from a church in a bid to "buy back" her husband's love, has been spared jail. Debra Stanger, a treasurer at Christ Church in Felling, Gateshead, was given blank cheques by the vicar to pay bills but made them out to herself. She used the money to "keep her […]




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Woman charged with stealing from church

| May 29, 2009 | 0 Comments



EDWARDSVILLE – For the second time this year, a woman has been charged with felony theft for allegedly stealing cash from Trinity Lutheran Church in Edwardsville. Elizabeth R. Klaas, 36, of the 400 block of Buena Vista Street, Edwardsville, was charged Thursday in Madison County Circuit Court with stealing $5,000 from the church, 600 Water […]




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Minister enters plea in theft of $50,000

| May 22, 2009 | 0 Comments



FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Presbyterian minister charged with stealing $50,000 from his former church in Simpson County faces a possible prison sentence. Sixty-five year old Richard Bridges entered an Alford plea on Friday under which he maintains his innocence but acknowledges evidence against him would likely result in a conviction.   http://www.wztv.com/template/inews_wire/wires.regional.ky/26b90106-www.fox17.com.shtml




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Colo. Springs pastor indicted on theft charges

| May 22, 2009 | 0 Comments



A grand jury has indicted a pastor accused of embezzling money from an Episcopal church in Colorado Springs before breaking from it and joining another congregation. Police said a 20-count indictment of theft charges against the Rev. Donald Armstrong was handed down Wednesday. Armstrong is free on bail.   http://www.examiner.com/a-2030637~Colo__Springs_pastor_indicted_on_theft_charges.html




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Church treasurer indicted by grand jury

| May 12, 2009 | 0 Comments



RICHLANDS – A church treasurer was indicted on seven counts of embezzlement during the May 5 term of grand jury. Investigator R.W. Brown of the Richlands Police Department presented evidence against Susan Rebecca Clark, 51, of 115 Dye Lane Richlands. Clark served as Treasurer of First Christian Church from March of 2006 until January of […]




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