Tag: theft

Catholic staffer accused of embezzling $1.2m

| July 30, 2011 | 0 Comments



A Catholic education worker allegedly defrauded ACT schools of more than $1million, using an intricate web of fake identities, offshore bank accounts and deceptive transactions. A worker inside the Catholic Education Office, which administers and supports the Church's schools, is accused of secretly embezzling $1.2million since 2004, using it to fund a life of excess […]




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DeLand church appeals for return of stolen artwork

| July 29, 2011 | 0 Comments



The Rev. Tom Connery wants his picture back. Father Tom, as he is known to the congregation at St. Peter Catholic Church in downtown DeLand, made an appeal for the return of the "Divine Mercy" print in last Sunday's church bulletin. Connery said a couple from the church traveled to Poland a few years ago […]




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Man pleads guilty to embezzling from Orange church, others

| July 29, 2011 | 0 Comments



NEW HAVEN — A man federal authorities say embezzled more than $10 million, including $2.1 million from St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church in Orange partly to fund his professional auto-racing business, pleaded guilty Tuesday afternoon and faces 8 to 14 years behind bars. Gregory P. Loles, 52, of Easton changed his plea Tuesday in U.S. […]




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Art Loss Register Returns Bust To London Church

| July 19, 2011 | 0 Comments



In early 1941, the German Luftwaffe carried out a sustained, strategic bombing campaign across the city of London. For 76 consecutive nights, bombs rained down on the country's capital severely damaging more than one million buildings, among them the mediaeval church of St Olave Hart Street. St Olave's, the resting place of famous diarist Samuel […]




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Couple Sent To Prison For Stealing Thousands From Church

| July 19, 2011 | 0 Comments



GASTONIA, N.C. — Linda Roland’s voice quivered as she publicly apologized to the church, family and friends that she and her husband Alan Roland hurt when they embezzled money from a local church. “I would just like to say sometimes good people, even Christians, make very bad choices and mistakes,” Linda Roland said, reading from […]




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Former priest accused of embezzling church funds

| July 19, 2011 | 0 Comments



BONITA SPRINGS – Parishioners of St. Leo's Catholic Church in Bonita Springs are learning new details of the church's final financial reports. It shows that $1 million went unaccounted for, and many believe the man at the center of the scandal is the church's former leader, Father Stan Strycharz. In a letter, the Bishop of […]




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Former Birch Run church leader gets 5-plus years for embezzling more than $100K

| July 19, 2011 | 0 Comments



SAGINAW — The former congregation president at Christ Lutheran Church in Birch Run will spend at least five years in prison for embezzling more than $100,000 from the church. Saginaw County Chief Circuit Judge Robert L. Kaczmarek this week sentenced Robert G. Mathis, 65, to five years and 10 months to 20 years in prison, […]




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Codex Caper: Medieval Guidebook Stolen from a Spanish Church

| July 19, 2011 | 0 Comments



It sounds like something out of an Agatha Christie novel, but the Case of the Codex Calixtinus is all too real. On Thursday, July 7, church authorities in the Spanish town of Santiago de Compostela publicly confirmed that the priceless 12th century manuscript had been stolen from a safe in the cathedral vault. According to […]




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Woman faces charges of stealing, forging church’s checks

| July 17, 2011 | 0 Comments



A Richmond woman has been arrested on a warrant for charges alleging that she stole and forged checks from a local church's bank account. Breanna N. McIntosh, 23, of 241 Pearl St. in Richmond was arrested Wednesday on two counts of forgery (Class C felony) and one count of theft (Class D felony). She was […]




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Another Purse Taken in Church Parking Lot

| July 17, 2011 | 0 Comments



A purse was taken from a vehicle in the parking lot of the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer on West Maple Road Wednesday. According to police reports, a woman left her car unlocked in the church parking lot around 1 p.m. to pick up her child from day care. When she returned five minutes later, […]




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Statue looted from London church in the Blitz returned

| July 10, 2011 | 0 Comments



A treasured 17th-century statue that was looted from one of London's last-surviving medieval churches during the Blitz has been returned to its rightful owners more than 70 years after it disappeared. The work, a sculpted and painted likeness of Dr Peter Turner, an eminent 17th-century botanist and physician at London's St Bartholomew's hospital, was stolen […]




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Priest gets probation for stealing from church

| July 10, 2011 | 0 Comments



A Hudson priest who resigned under allegations that he stole funds from an account used to help needy families was sentenced Thursday in St. Croix County Court. The Rev. Daniel J. Dahlberg, 68, of Superior, who admitted to having a gambling addiction, entered into a two-year deferred prosecution agreement on a felony theft charge and […]




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Tear Gas Fail-Safe Turns Church Theft Into Hazmat Scene

| July 3, 2011 | 0 Comments



IRWIN, Pa. — Thieves who broke into a church building and stole thousands of dollars were likely sprayed with tear gas, leading to a hazmat situation, police said. Channel 4 Action News' Jennifer Miele reported that Irwin police said more than $7,000 was stolen from Immaculate Conception Church's administration building. Police told Miele the thieves […]




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Hackers hit church’s collection plate

| July 3, 2011 | 0 Comments



(CBS News)  DES MOINES, Iowa – At St. Ambrose Cathedral in Des Moines, Iowa, a mid-day offering holds special meaning. "It's gone," Bishop Richard Pates tells CBS News chief investigative correspondent Armen Keteyian. "You kind of have to take a deep breath and you have to trust in the Lord." What was gone – all […]




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Police: Allentown Woman Stole Thousands from Local Churches

| July 3, 2011 | 0 Comments



Editor's Note: An earlier published version of this story stated that money was stolen from New Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church. However, the money taken was from a fund for individuals in need maintained by nine churches that comprise the Hellertown Area Ministerium, according to the group's treasurer and New Jerusalem pastor Tricia McMackin. The Hellertown […]




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