Tag: theft

Officials name suspect in Houston-area church thefts

| June 15, 2011 | 0 Comments



A woman who investigators believe was seen on a church's security video rummaging through another woman's belongings may be linked to several thefts at Houston area houses of worship, authorities said Monday. The video shows a woman identified by Harris County sheriff's deputies as Cynthia Gonzalez, 43, as she is rifling through someone else's purse […]




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Church rocked by allegation of theft

| June 13, 2011 | 0 Comments



Apparently, 44-year-old Beth Boger had quite a good scheme going. For nearly five years, according to court documents, Boger, the bookkeeper for St. Joseph Catholic Church in Garrett, used the church’s funds to support her own lifestyle, taking more than $364,000 for herself from June 2004 to April 2009. In May, a U.S. District Court […]




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Thieves stealing handbags from Spen churches

| June 11, 2011 | 0 Comments



A SHAMELESS thief stole an 82-year-old woman’s handbag from a Catholic church while she was receiving Holy Communion. The man made off with the bag containing her purse, £40, cards and car keys during Mass on Monday at St Paul’s Church, Cleckheaton. The theft is the third from churches in the past three weeks. On […]




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Pastor Acquitted of Theft Charge

| June 11, 2011 | 0 Comments



FORT LAUDERDALE — The former pastor of Living Word Community Church in Lauderhill was acquitted of a charge accusing him of stealing from his former congregation this week. Rev. Allen B. Jackson, 44, was charged with a single count of grand theft, a felony that carries a maximum penalty of up to five years in […]




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Police: Man defrauded $20,000 from Buckhead church

| June 8, 2011 | 0 Comments



Police are looking for a an Atlanta man accused of writing fraudulent checks at the expense of a Buckhead congregation. The suspect, identified as Michael Williams, allegedly intercepted a check mailed in May by Christ Church Presbyterian, lifted the routing number and had checks made in his name sent to a Collier Road apartment. Fraudulent […]




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Attorney: Priest expected to admit church funds theft

| June 8, 2011 | 0 Comments



A Roman Catholic priest accused of stealing more than $300,000 from the collection plates of his Roselle parish to support his gambling addiction is expected to plead guilty Thursday to theft. The Rev. John F. Regan, 47, the former pastor of St. Walter Parish, is expected to enter a blind plea to a single count […]




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Former Garnerville pastor admits stealing $23G from church funds

| June 8, 2011 | 0 Comments



NEW CITY — The former pastor of St. Gregory Barbarigo on Monday pleaded guilty to fourth-degree grand larceny, admitting he stole the parish's funds for his personal expenses, including online gambling. The Rev. Thomas Kreiser, 45, who had led the Garnerville parish since 2008, suddenly resigned in June 2010, citing personal reasons. His resignation prompted […]




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Church Assault Victim’s Family Looking For Attacker

| June 5, 2011 | 0 Comments



SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. — The family of a church employee, who was violently mugged inside St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church in Altamonte Springs, is afraid the attacker could strike again. The victim's family is going door-to-door in the neighborhoods surrounding the church, handing fliers out with a sketch of the attacker and also taking the […]




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Former Pastor Accused of Embezzlement Faces New Charges

| June 5, 2011 | 0 Comments



MADISON, N.C. (WGHP)— A former Winston-Salem pastor who was arrested in May for allegedly stealing more than $10,000 from his own church now faces additional charges. John Albert Jackson, 61, of 5335 Lewey Lane in Winston Salem, is now charged with two counts of obtaining property by false pretense and two counts of felony conspiracy. […]




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Church collection goes missing

| June 5, 2011 | 0 Comments



Not even the church is immune to theft from within, as two Sundays ago a bag containing, what is believed to be $10 000, the offering collected from the St John’s Cathedral 6:15 am Mass at St Andrews was stolen. A member of the Vestry surmised that it is likely that thievery also occurred two […]




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Unique church fundraiser undeterred by theft

| June 5, 2011 | 0 Comments



WATERLOO — It was an interesting premise to begin with. The youth group at a Waterloo church is using rain water at a fundraising car wash on Saturday as they raise money and awareness for water conservation projects in Africa. Organizers at Waterloo North Mennonite Church had collected more than 3,500 litres of water as […]




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Former Birch Run church leader pleads to embezzling more than $100K from church

| June 2, 2011 | 0 Comments



SAGINAW — Robert G. Mathis, the former congregation president at Christ Lutheran Church in Birch Run, could spend at least five to six years in prison for embezzling more than $100,000 from the church. On Wednesday, the day his trial was to begin, Mathis, 65, pleaded guilty as charged to conducting a continuing criminal enterprise, […]




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Plea possible in church embezzlement case

| June 2, 2011 | 0 Comments



Embezzlement charges could be dropped against the former financial manager of a Battle Creek church if she repays nearly $50,000. Kathleen Vanorsdol waived her preliminary examination in Calhoun County District Court Tuesday and may not face any criminal charges if she repays $47,737 to the First United Methodist Church, 111 E. Michigan Ave. Appearing Tuesday […]




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Hastings woman charged after attempted theft at South St. Paul church

| May 31, 2011 | 0 Comments



A 35-year-old Hastings woman, Katherine Anne Obinger, faces two felony charges – theft and a controlled substance crime in the fifth degree – after a May 24 burglary at a South St. Paul church. According to the criminal complaint, South St. Paul police responded to a burglary in progress at a church there. It had […]




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Thieves steal from church

| May 30, 2011 | 0 Comments



ALEDO — Thieves climbed atop an Aledo church last week and stole copper wiring, leaving behind thousands of dollars worth of damage — and an item that may lead to their identification. Parker County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a theft of property call Thursday in the 16200 block of Old Weatherford Road in Aledo.   […]




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