Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Oklahoma Woman Charged With Embezzling $141K From Church

From NewsOn6 on 5.13.13:

The former financial manager for First United Methodist Church in Stillwater has been charged with embezzling from the church.

Court records show 43-year-old Dana Sue Eckhart is charged with embezzling more than $141,000 from the church since 2009.
An affidavit says church officials went to police in January with an audit showing that Eckhart had written unauthorized checks to herself, her husband and others from 2009 through 2012. Church officials also question more than 200 purchases Eckhart made using a church-issued credit card.

Update (1/9/14):  Eckhart has pleaded guilty to one charge of embezzlement exceeding $25,000 which carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine, plus restitution.

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