Sunday, February 19, 2012

Former Pastor Sentenced For Embezzling Nearly $254K From Church

Charles Edward Ledford, 54, of Simpsonville, South Carolina has been sentenced to 5 years in prison for embezzling $253,827.46 from Elmwood Avenue Church of God where he had served as pastor.  According to authorities, over a period of about 10 years, from 2001 through November 2010, Ledford opened a second secret bank account at the church's bank and deposited church funds which he used for his own benefit.  Ledford pleaded guilty last October to breach of trust, forgery and bank fraud.

Read the story here, here and here.

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