Friday, February 26, 2010

California Man Arraigned For Allegedly Embezzling Nearly $1 Million From Church

Farrukh Ahmed, 47, of Ontario, California, was arraigned yesterday on charges he embezzled as much as $960,000 from the Calvary Chapel Chino Hills where he had served as church administrator. Ahmed's cash thefts from the church reportedly span a four year period since the time he was hired as administrator. Details are scant at this time, but it appears Ahmed simply took cash from tithe envelopes meant for the church, according to reports. Ahmed was originally arrested December 23, 2009 by Chino police after he was caught by a parishioner stealing cash. The ensuing investigation reveals that Ahmed is believed to have stolen between $720,000 and $960,000.

Read the story here and here.

Update (4/6/10): Ahmed, now 48, was formally charged last week with grand theft by embezzlement and grand theft of personal property in connection with the alleged misappropriation of as much as $960,000 from Calvary Chapel Chino Hills. The thefts allegedly occurred over a nearly four year period between January 2006 and December 2009.

1 comment:

M said...

That is so crazy! I knew him and his family. I no longer attend that church because I relocated. My dad just told me about this, and I am in shock!