Thursday, August 12, 2010

Former Virginia Church Bookkeeper Charged In $300K Embezzlement Scheme

Michele Moeser Roberts, 61, of Virginia Beach, Virginia, has been charged with embezzling nearly $300,000 from King's Grant Baptist Church, where she had been employed as financial administrator. According to prosecutors, Roberts misappropriated $287,678 from church coffers over a six year period beginning in October 2004. The scheme was not uncovered until the church's new financial administrator took over the job recently, following Roberts' apparent "retirement."

Read the story here and here.

Watch the video here.

Update (4/20/11): Roberts, now 62, was sentenced to 20 years in prison with 16 years suspended for a four year term. She plead guilty last December to felony embezzlement.

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