Friday, August 13, 2010

North Carolina Couple Charged With Embezzling $360K From Church

Alan Eugene Roland, 55, and his wife, Linda Guffie Roland, 55, both of Mount Holly, North Carolina, have been charged with embezzling more than $360,000 from the Way of the Cross Baptist Church where they had served as Treasurer and Assistant Treasurer, respectively. According to prosecutors, the Rolands use their positions to write more than 800 checks to themselves totaling $366,156 over a three-year period between 2007 and 2010. The Rolands own a local landscaping business, Let’s Go Outside.

Read the story here, here, here and here.

Update (7/19/11): In a plea agreement, Alan and Linda Roland each pleaded guilty to 4 counts of embezzlement and were sentenced to 24 to 32 months in prison.  Read an update of the story here.

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