Tag: theft

Woman gets 17 months for $130,000 theft at Muncie church

| June 3, 2013 | 0 Comments



INDIANAPOLIS — Angela Renee Linder on Tuesday recounted her long battle with bipolar disorder, and said she was a survivor of both sexual abuse as a child and domestic abuse as an adult. But the 42-year-old rural Yorktown woman was unable to convince a U.S. District Court judge that she did not deserve to go […]




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Brooklyn Park woman accused of embezzling more than $230,000 from church

| June 2, 2013 | 0 Comments



A Brooklyn Park woman siphoned off more than $230,000 from a regional church office where she worked, padding her paychecks and diverting money through other schemes for more than seven years, according to criminal charges. The Hennepin County attorney's office charged Raenay Liane Hendrickson, 50, on Friday with seven counts of felony theft-by-swindle. Hendrickson worked […]




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Hanover pastor arrested for embezzling from church

| June 2, 2013 | 0 Comments



An ongoing investigation into an alleged online sex-for-money and extortion scheme has led to the arrest of a Hanover County church pastor who allegedly paid a Henrico County woman $100,000 to keep quiet about a sexual encounter he had with her last year. A felony warrant shows that Chris Allen Phillips, 50, was arrested Thursday […]




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Cottage Grove man to be sentenced for $670K archdiocese theft

| June 2, 2013 | 0 Comments



A Cottage Grove man has pleaded guilty to multiple charges in connection with the theft of more than $670,000 from the St. Paul-Minneapolis Catholic Archdiocese. Scott J. Domeier, 51, pleaded guilty May 15 to three counts of theft by swindle and two counts of filing a false tax return in Ramsey County District Court. He […]




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Church feels ‘tremendous impact’ after member charged with embezzling $55K

| May 24, 2013 | 0 Comments



CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) –  Charleston Police say a former church treasurer broke one of the 10 commandments at Calvary Protestant Episcopal Church over the last year. 51-year-old Stephanie Wright, of Moncks Corner, is facing charges after police say she embezzled $55,000 from church funds. Wright turned herself in at the Charleston Police Department on Wednesday following […]




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Ex-pastor posts $10,000 bond after arrest for misusing church funds

| May 24, 2013 | 0 Comments



A former Gatlinburg pastor is now facing felony theft charges based on allegations he misused money from his church’s day care center, forcing it to close. Ronald W. Lukat, 65, of 103 Money Maker Circle in Gatlinburg, is charged with theft over $1,000 after a grand jury returned a sealed presentment against him this week. […]




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2nd Suspect in Church Purse Snatching, 17 Year Old Dorilena Chinel, Says 16 Year Old Companion Did the Crime

| May 24, 2013 | 0 Comments



Guam – 17 year old Dorilena Cepeda Chinel has been charged with Conspiracy to Commit Theft in connection with the theft of a pursue from a woman who was sitting inside the Santa Barbara Church in Dededo.  She is the second person to be charged and, according to the Magistrate's  complaint, she told police that […]




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Employee accused of stealing from church filed bankruptcy this year

| May 14, 2013 | 0 Comments



SKANEATELES | A surveillance camera caught a contract employee allegedly stealing money from St. James Episcopal Church's safe Sunday, May 5. The next day, the Skaneateles Police Department arrested 71-year-old Robert F. Usowski, of Auburn, according to Police Chief Lloyd Perkins. An unspecified amount of money was recovered from Usowski at the time of the […]




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Violet woman arrested in church embezzlement works for St. Bernard finance department

| May 14, 2013 | 0 Comments



A Violet woman accused of stealing more than $100,000 from the church where she worked is employed by the St. Bernard Parish government's finance department and will remain there. Parish President Dave Peralta confirmed the woman's status with the parish on Wednesday, but said Trinette Johnson is in a clerical position and does not work […]




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Church custodian accused of theft

| May 14, 2013 | 0 Comments



A former custodian at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church stole over $2,000 in donations – half of which he said he put back in the collection plate because it “made him feel good about himself,” according to court documents. William Graney’s theft was discovered in January after church members raised questions about the amount of donations […]




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Ex-Deacon Gets Jail In Theft From Michigan Church

| May 14, 2013 | 0 Comments



GRAND HAVEN (WWJ/AP) – A former West Michigan church deacon who authorities say took $120,000 in cash from the weekly offertory basket has been sentenced to a year in jail. Joseph Finnigan, 73, was sentenced earlier this week in Ottawa County Circuit Court after earlier pleading guilty to two counts of larceny over $20,000. He was […]




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Thieves who stole wedding flowers from church could be caught blue-handed

| May 14, 2013 | 0 Comments



A COUPLE’S wedding dreams have been spoiled after heartless thieves stole flowers from the church they are due to marry in. The flowers were taken from inside Kirk Braddan Church earlier this afternoon. The flowers, dyed blue roses which have to be ordered especially from florists, were to play a central part in the wedding […]




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Feds: Pa. woman stole from church-run credit union

| May 14, 2013 | 0 Comments



PITTSBURGH (AP) — A western Pennsylvania woman stole more than $100,000 from the tiny, church-affiliated credit union she used to manage, a federal grand jury charged Wednesday. Victoria Rozanski, 59, of Ellwood City, is charged with stealing the money from Holy Redeemer Parish Federal Credit Union between January 2003 and May 2009. Rozanski declined to comment […]




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Church art theft impoverishing Albanian culture

| April 22, 2013 | 0 Comments



Since the end of communism in Albania, an increasing number of priceless works of art have been stolen from Orthodox churches. Now, a theft that left historic frescoes destroyed has finally caused an uproar. With knives and axes, art thieves destroyed historic frescoes in a small church in Elbasan in central Albania in January. In […]




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Secretary accused of stealing $100,000 from St. Bernard Parish church

| April 22, 2013 | 0 Comments



A Violet woman is accused of stealing more than $100,000 from the church where she worked, embezzling the money since 2006, St. Bernard Parish authorities said. Trinette Johnson, 39, surrendered Friday to the parish jail after learning a judge had signed a warrant or her arrest for felony theft, authorities said. The Sheriff's Office said […]




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