Tag: theft

Woodmere Shul’s Treasurer Charged With $600G Theft

| July 3, 2011 | 0 Comments



When officers of Congregation Aish Kodesh, a popular Modern Orthodox shul in Woodmere, noticed that the the shul’s checks were bouncing, an investigation led to startling news. After a brief meeting, the board members discovered that more than $500,00 had been wired from the shul’s bank account to the account belonging to the law firm […]




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Police: Treasurer stole $87,000 from Springdale church

| July 3, 2011 | 0 Comments



A Springdale Township man active in civic organizations has been charged with stealing $87,000 from his church. Patrick Korzon, 49, was arrested last week by Allegheny County police and charged with multiple counts of forgery and theft in his role as treasurer at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Springdale Borough. He also is accused of […]




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76-year-old accused of stealing money from church

| July 3, 2011 | 0 Comments



WEYMOUTH, Mass. — Police are investigating a church theft in North Weymouth. A 76-year-old man who is a longtime member of the church has been accused of the unholy heist. “It makes you sad to hear anything like that,” said a parishioner. “It’s a shame,” added another parishioner. Parishioners of Saint Jerome’s Church leaving 9:00 […]




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St Mary’s parishioners mystifed by stud thefts

| June 26, 2011 | 0 Comments



PARISHIONERS in Woodkirk have been left puzzled and upset by the latest theft to hit their church. On Sunday, June 12, they noticed 12 iron studs had been prised out of a medieval door in the oldest part of the church. Church volunteer Kath Randall said: “We just don’t understand defacing such a beautiful and […]




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Kearny pastor must pay back nearly $90,000 stolen from parish coffers

| June 26, 2011 | 0 Comments



KEARNY — The former pastor of Our Lady of Sorrows Church was sentenced yesterday for stealing nearly $90,000 from parish coffers and he will have to pay restitution to the Archdiocese of Newark. “It is the type of crime that shocks the conscience of not only the community but also the parish that the defendant […]




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Vicar’s night-time vigil to catch church roof thieves

| June 26, 2011 | 0 Comments



A vicar and parishioners camped out in a church for nearly a week to catch thieves who were stripping tens of thousands of pounds of metal from its roof. The operation ended in a chase with a police helicopter swooping as the alleged culprits tried to flee. A teenager was arrested but another escaped through […]




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Police: Man stole nearly $10,000 from churches

| June 23, 2011 | 0 Comments



Police said an Iowa City man stole nearly $10,000 using checks from local churches and the forged signatures of clergymen. According to criminal complaints, Christopher J. Jones, 18, of 320 E. Benton St., obtained three checks from Faith Baptist Church and one from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints between May 15 and […]




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SJ church embezzler gets year in jail

| June 23, 2011 | 0 Comments



ST. JOSEPH – Berrien County Trial Court Judge Gary Bruce on Monday conceded that the tearful apology made by convicted embezzler Jon Ruppel to the church he had stolen from was "probably the most heartfelt one I ever heard." Nevertheless, Bruce sentenced Ruppel to 365 days in the Berrien County Jail, minus the two he's […]




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N.L. church accountant charged in $500K theft

| June 23, 2011 | 0 Comments



Dozens of fraud and forgery-related charges were laid Monday against a former accountant at the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. John's after more than $500,000 was reported missing in January. Former business manager Bill Power worked with the archdiocese for 38 years. He has been charged with 35 offences alleged to have happened from 2003 […]




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Bristol man sentenced for theft from church

| June 19, 2011 | 0 Comments



ABINGDON, Va. — A Bristol man – who stole four checks and a credit card from an Abingdon church, eventually pilfering $11,673 for drug money – was sentenced Friday to more than two years in federal prison. The same man has larceny charges pending in Bristol, Va., where police say he went to the gas […]




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Purse Stolen At Redford Church; Woman Hospitalized

| June 19, 2011 | 0 Comments



REDFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A man stole a woman's purse Thursday morning at St. Valentine's Catholic Church in Redford Township, church staff said. Rose Pattenaude, 74, said she has been going to mass at 8:30 a.m. for 53 years. On Thursday morning, Pattenaude said her purse was stolen right off the pew when she turned […]




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Temple Offers $1,000 for Stolen Dollar Bill

| June 19, 2011 | 0 Comments



A picture might be worth a thousand words, but when did a dollar bill become the equivalent of $1,000? That's the reward being offered by a South Florida synagogue who had their collection box stolen this week, according to WPTV.com. The Chabad House in North Palm Beach is offering the very generous reward because inside […]




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Police Announce Recovery of St. Anthony’s Relic and Arrest

| June 19, 2011 | 0 Comments



As they announced the arrest of a suspect in the case and the recovery of a religious relic, the Long Beach Police Department released two videos in connection with the case Thursday night. The videos show the suspect in the relic theft as seen from security cameras this week in the vicinity of St. Anthony's […]




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780-year-old relic stolen from LB church

| June 15, 2011 | 0 Comments



LONG BEACH, Calif. (KABC) — A religious relic dating back nearly eight centuries is believed to have been stolen from a church in Long Beach on Monday. The item is known as St. Anthony's relic. It is said to be more than 780 years old and had been with St. Anthony's Church since it was […]




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Foot through roof foils church raider

| June 15, 2011 | 0 Comments



A WOULD-BE metal thief’s plan was foiled when the raider almost fell through a roof. The thief was attempting to steal copper strips from St John’s Parish Church, on Stanah Road, Little Thornton when a rotten joist gave way underneath. Irene Greenwood, who has been an active member of the congregation for 50 years, told […]




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