Monday, December 14, 2009

Virginia Woman Pleads Guilty To Embezzling $167K From Church

Patricia Wilson, 57, of Draper, Virginia, has pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $167,000 from the Memorial Christian Church where she had served as the church bookkeeper for 9 years. Prosecutors alleged last April that Wilson diverted most of the monies from the Church's building fund but also from it's general fund. At the time of her arrest on April 17, Wilson was a municipal employee within the Pulaski County commissioner of the revenue's office. She has since resigned from that position. Wilson pleaded guilty to five of the nine embezzlement counts she had been charged with and faces up to 20 years for each count. She is not suspected of stealing from county coffers.

Read the story here and here.

Update (3.10.10): Wilson, now 58, was sentenced to two years in prison for embezzling $167,030.75. She has reportedly paid back about $20,000 thus far.

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