Tag: Financial Crime

Kissimmee pastor wanted for identity fraud

| July 15, 2012 | 0 Comments



KISSIMMEE —  A pastor, who is currently out on bond for sexually assaulting a male teenage church member, is now wanted for fraud. Kissimmee Police officers are looking for Pastor Angel D. Perez-Nieves, who serves as the pastor at Templo Pentecostal Church on Columbia Avenue. Investigators said they have issued an arrest warrant on fraud […]




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Singapore church embezzlement case faces potential obstruction, say lawyers

| July 1, 2012 | 0 Comments



KUALA LUMPUR: Lawyers involved in the Singapore City Harvest Church misuse of funds and corruption case have said the statement made by the Church’s executive pastor could be seen as risky, and could be “construed as interfering with judicial process,” they said on Saturday. Singapore’s City Harvest Church Executive Pastor Aries Zulkarnain said on Thursday […]




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Mastic Woman Steals Money from Church Programs

| June 24, 2012 | 0 Comments



West Islip, NY (SmithtownRadio.com) – A Mastic woman has been arrested for for stealing money from church outreach programs in the Towns of Brookhaven and Islip since last month. An investigation by Third Precinct Crime Section officers determined that Nicole Annuziato went to three separate church outreach programs located in West Islip, East Islip and […]




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DA: Pastor, wife gambled away $430,000 from Houston church

| June 24, 2012 | 0 Comments



HOUSTON — A Houston pastor and his wife are in the Harris County jail charged with bilking their former congregation out of more than $400,000 and using that money for gambling trips to Louisiana. Charles Gilford, 58, and Adriane Gilford, 53, were indicted Wednesday by a Harris County grand jury and charged with aggregate theft […]




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Cottage Grove man charged with stealing $670K from Catholic church

| June 19, 2012 | 0 Comments



A Cottage Grove man who worked as the St. Paul-Minneapolis Catholic Archdiocese’s accounting director is accused of stealing nearly $700,000 from the church and using it to pay credit cards and other personal expenses. Scott J. Domeier, 50, was charged last week with seven counts of theft by swindle in Ramsey County District Court in […]




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FBI investigates church theft

| June 17, 2012 | 0 Comments



The FBI continues to investigate a case in which computer hackers broke into a St. Clair church’s bank account, removing a “substantial amount” of money. Ron Loch, the supervisory senior resident agent with the Macomb County Resident Agency for the FBI, said the bureau is completing a forensic investigation into the hard drive of the […]




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Archdiocese accounting head arrested on theft charges

| June 17, 2012 | 0 Comments



ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Ramsey County attorney has filed seven felony-level charges against a former employee of the Catholic Archdiocese of St. Paul in Minneapolis. Scott Domeier served as director of accounting services for the Archdiocese for 17 years. According to the complaint, Dohmeier is accused of stealing more than $670,000 from the church […]




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Secretary pleads guilty to embezzling thousands from church

| June 6, 2012 | 0 Comments



A Granger woman pleaded guilty Tuesday to using the postal service to help embezzle $119,000 from a South Bend church she worked at for eight years. 54-year-old Jayne Loprest admitted her guilt as part of a plea deal in district court. Loprest worked as a secretary at Hilltop Lutheran Church from 2001-2009. When the church’s […]




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Accused Mass. priest has pleaded to embezzlement

| May 26, 2012 | 0 Comments



FALMOUTH, Mass.—A Cape Cod priest who pleaded no contest seven years ago to embezzling $135,000 from his former parish has been placed on leave after a child sex abuse allegation. The Boston Archdiocese said Friday that it's removed The Rev. Joseph Byrne from public ministry pending an investigation. The archdiocese said the retired priest had […]




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Indianola woman convicted in prison ministry fraud sentenced to 4 years in prison

| May 19, 2012 | 0 Comments



An Indianola woman who used identity information of around 48 volunteers of a prison ministry group to open credit accounts has been sentenced to four years in federal prison. Shelley Ann Bridges, 37, was convicted in January on one count of aggravated identity theft and one count of credit card fraud. In addition to the […]




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Sentencing adjourned for priest who admitted stealing from parish

| May 19, 2012 | 0 Comments



UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) – The sentencing date for a well-known local priest who admitted stealing more than $87,000 from his parish was adjourned for a second time on Friday in Oneida County Court in Utica. Father Valentine Krul admitted back in January to stealing the money from St. Mary's in New York Mills, where he'd […]




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School embezzlement has cost church $27K

| May 19, 2012 | 0 Comments



When Nu Bethel Center of Excellence fell behind on its rent payments, Jeffrey Akers cut them a little slack. Akers is executive pastor of Bethesda Temple on Salem Avenue, where the school rented space. “He (school Treasurer Carl Shye) assured me he would get it taken care of,” Akers said. “That weekend they backed some […]




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Santa Rosa church embezzler sentenced to six years in prison

| May 10, 2012 | 0 Comments



A Guerneville woman who embezzled $712,000 from the Center for Spiritual Living in Santa Rosa was sentenced Tuesday to six years in prison and ordered to repay all of the money. Eleanor Zapanta, 51, took the money from 2004 to 2010 while she was business manager for the Occidental Road church. In a statement read […]




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Secretary charged with stealing church funds

| May 8, 2012 | 0 Comments



CONNELLSVILLE — A church secretary was arraigned on Monday on charges of stealing more than $25,000 from the church bank account. Kimberly Ann Clark, 31, of Dickerson Run is charged by Connellsville police with two felony counts each of theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property and access fraud and two misdemeanor counts each of […]




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Former Edmond church worker accused of theft

| May 3, 2012 | 0 Comments



A former church employee accused of stealing nearly $18,000 was charged Wednesday with nine counts of embezzlement, Oklahoma County District Court records show. Chalea B. Crow, 37, of Edmond, is accused of embezzling $17,883 from Highland Park Baptist Church between January 2011 and this past March, a probable cause affidavit filed with the charges shows. […]




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