Tag: theft

Saraland pastor enters not guilty plea

| April 14, 2010 | 0 Comments



MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) – Samuel Gates was booked into Metro Jail just after celebrating 50 years with his church. He was arrested on personal tax evasion charges. New allegations soon followed claiming that Gates was stealing from his church. There are 13 indictments against Gates that were handed up by a Mobile County Grand Jury. […]




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Rogersville church embezzlement case under investigation

| April 12, 2010 | 0 Comments



ROGERSVILLE — Rogersville police confirmed Monday there is an investigation into the alleged embezzlement of thousands of dollars from a local church by one of its members. Nearly three weeks ago, The Bridge Baptist Church on East Main Street in Rogersville began suspecting that a member serving as the church’s accountant was embezzling thousands of […]




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Former Church Secretary Sentenced To Prison

| April 12, 2010 | 0 Comments



HIGHLAND COUNTY, Ohio – A former church secretary will spend three years in prison after he pleaded guilty to theft charges. Dennis Butler, 68, was sentenced on Monday. He pleaded guilty to one count of theft in March and agreed to pay back the $200,000 he stole from a Concord Township church. Butler developed a […]




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Kershaw woman accused of church theft

| April 8, 2010 | 1 Comment



LANCASTER — A Lancaster County woman faces nearly 50 fraud charges after authorities say she stole almost $140,000 from a Kershaw church. Brenda Marie Coates, 47, of Kershaw was charged with 46 counts of forgery after her previous employer noticed discrepancies in an account she worked on, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff's Office report. […]




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Former church day care director indicted in thefts

| April 7, 2010 | 1 Comment



The former director of the Riverside United Methodist Church Children’s Center was indicted Tuesday in Bibb County Superior Court on charges that she stole money that parents paid for day care and forged fraudulent paychecks between 2005 and 2008. Paula Cowan is charged with 109 counts of forgery and 297 counts of theft by taking. […]




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Butler gets 3 years for stealing from church

| April 7, 2010 | 1 Comment



A former church secretary who pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $200,000 from a Concord Township church was sentenced to three years in prison Tuesday morning in Highland County Common Pleas Court. Dennis L. Butler, 68, of Hillsboro, was indicted in November on one count of theft, a third-degree felony, and one count of tampering […]




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Thieves steal Easter offering

| April 6, 2010 | 1 Comment



GRAND ISLAND — Nonbelievers ordinarily would be welcome off the streets into the Grand Island Baptist Church. But for repentance and worship, not to burglarize it. Thieves allegedly took off with Easter Sunday's offerings from the County Road 44 church sometime after the day's two services, according to the Lake County Sheriff's Office. The Rev. […]




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Money stolen from Orthodox church in East Syracuse on Easter; priest says holy day’s joy undimmed

| April 6, 2010 | 0 Comments



East Syracuse, NY — The joy of Easter was not diminished by a theft Sunday morning at Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church in East Syracuse, said Father John Philip McCaffery. The congregation celebrated midnight mass the opening minutes of Sunday, McCaffery said. Members gathered together after the service for fellowship. The last person left the church, […]




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Two women steal Sacramento County church’s Easter offerings

| April 5, 2010 | 1 Comment



Two women pulled a pray and dash at a local church, showing up as guests, then making off with the collection totaling thousands of dollars in Easter offerings, according to the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department. Like most churches, the Church of the Nazarene on Arden Way was enjoying a packed house for Easter. Longtime parishioner […]




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Thefts prompt insurance hike for church

| April 4, 2010 | 1 Comment



Insurance premiums may increase for a Norfolk village church after thieves stripped a large quantity of lead from its roof. It is the third theft of lead from St Mary's Chruch at Gressenhall, near Dereham. Previously thieves have taken lead from the porch roof. The raid happened between Sunday, March 14, and the next morning […]




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3 Teens Arrested in String of Monsey Synagogue Thefts

| April 4, 2010 | 1 Comment



MONSEY, N.Y. (AP) — Police conducting a surveillance operation arrested three teens in connection to a number of thefts at synagogues. Authorities said the charity boxes at several synagogues in Monsey were burglarized in recent weeks. Other thefts targeted wallets and credit cards taken from unattended clothing at the facilities. Ramapo police were watching a […]




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Former pastor charged with theft of church funds

| April 3, 2010 | 1 Comment



Waukesha – The former pastor of St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Brookfield was charged Friday with the theft of $9,300 in church funds, according to a criminal complaint. Leonard Van Vlaenderen, 51, of Cudahy is accused of obtaining repayment from the church for computer equipment that had been purchased in March 2006 and August […]




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Cops: Monsey teens burglarized synagogue charity boxes

| April 3, 2010 | 1 Comment



MONSEY — Two Monsey teens are facing felony charges and another will be headed to Family Court after the trio were arrested in connection to a string of burglaries in the hamlet that have targeted several synagogue charity boxes, according to Ramapo police. Shmuel Z. Chapler, 16, of 17 Brewer Road and Daniel Ben-Arbon, 16, […]




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Church checks stolen, cashed

| April 1, 2010 | 1 Comment



AVONDALE – A woman was arrested and charged Wednesday with stealing and cashing more than $1,400 in checks stolen from 1st New Shiloh Baptist Church, 710 S. Fred Shuttlesworth Circle. Javannda McDaniels, 24, of Evanston, was booked into the Hamilton County jail on one count each of theft, forgery and receiving stolen property. She was […]




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Winchester woman will serve 8 years for church embezzlement

| March 31, 2010 | 1 Comment



WINCHESTER — A local woman must serve eight years in prison for embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars from a church and its school in Frederick County over several years. Judge John Prosser sentenced Lois Beatrice Clemons to two years in prison for each of four felony counts of embezzlement. She received two-terms for each […]




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