Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Oklahoma Woman Charged With Embezzling $176K From Church

Christine Mae Lorenz, 48, of Okeene, Oklahoma, was charged with embezzling more than $176,000 from the First Baptist Church of Okeene where she had served as treasurer. According to prosecutors, over more than a four year period between February 2005 and May 2009, Lorenz stole $127,748 from one of the church's accounts. Over a similar period, Lorenz allegedly stole another $48,895 from the church's general fund checking account. Lorenz had been hired as treasurer of the church in September 2004 and remained in that position until June 2009.

Read the story here and here.

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