Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Missouri Man Pleads Guilty In Church Publishing Embezzlement Case

John F. Gehm, III, 32, of Town and Country, Missouri, pleaded guilty yesterday to stealing some $104,000 from his employer, Pastoral Solutions, Inc., a church bulletin publishing firm based in Ellisville, Missouri for which he was employed as a sales manager. According to prosecutors, Gehm stole checks made out to the company and deposited them into his own accounts and paid for vehicles he purchased. Specifically, Gehm, who was indicted in October 2008, pleaded guilty to one felony count of "interstate transportation of stolen securities and money." He used the proceeds to pay personal expenses and to purchase as many as 5 Lexus vehicles, which he had titled in the name of the company, according to the complaint. The thefts occurred between March 2007 to April 2008.

Read the story here, here and here.

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