Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Elderly Disabled Florida Woman Sentenced For Embezzling $161K From Church

Betty Barnes
Betty Barnes, a disabled 78-year old resident of Jacksonville, Florida has pleaded guilty to charges she embezzled $161,000 from the Terry Road Baptist Church where she had served as church accountant.  She has been sentenced to 2 years house arrest and ordered to pay full restitution.  According to authorities, Barnes, who had been employed by the church for 15 years, inflated weekly paychecks and voided other checks that she cashed for her own benefit over a period of more than 5 years, beginning in 2006.  Barnes pleaded guilty last month to charges of schemes to defraud and grand theft of more than $100,000. 

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