Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Former Treasurer For Wisconsin Church Sentenced For Embezzling $140K

John L. Roenz, 63, of Neillsville, Wisconsin, was sentenced for embezzling more than $140,000 from the Calvary Lutheran Church where he had served as treasurer.  As part of his plea agreement, Roenz agreed to serve 6 months in prison and pay restitution in the amount  of $127,555.  Roenz pleaded guilty on June 29, 2011 to one felony count of theft and two felony counts of fraud.   Roenz was originally charged last March with 12 felony fraud counts.  According to authorities, Roenz wrote 1,176 checks to himself over an 8 year period totaling $140,055, beginning in 2003.  However, the statute of limitations only allowed him being charged dating back to 2004.  Roenz had reportedly served as treasurer of the church for 24 years.

Read the story here.

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