Update in St. Isidore Church Embezzlement Case

| September 22, 2011

A former St. Isidore Catholic Church volunteer charged with taking more than $90,000 from the church is waiting to find out how much, if any money she must pay back in restitution.

Evelyn Peinado, 64, a longtime church volunteer from Alamo, pleaded not guilty to three counts of embezzlement in connection with the more than $90,000 missing from the church. She is next scheduled to appear in court in Walnut Creek on Nov. 17 for her preliminary hearing.

Peinado turned herself in at court for her arraignment in May after she and two other former church staffers were charged with taking money from the church.

Some of the purchases made by Peinado were from a church credit card to buy groceries, said Supervising Deputy District Attorney Steve Bolen.

Peinado put money into a trust fund to cover restitution to the church should she be found guilty, said Bolen.

The two other church staffers involved have already had their cases resolved.



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