Monday, June 3, 2013

Indiana Woman Sentenced For Embezzling More Than $130K From Church

From the Star Press on 5/28/13:

INDIANAPOLISAngela Renee Linder on Tuesday recounted her long battle with bipolar disorder, and said she was a survivor of both sexual abuse as a child and domestic abuse as an adult.

But the 42-year-old rural Yorktown woman was unable to convince a U.S. District Court judge that she did not deserve to go to prison for embezzling more than $130,000 during the nine years she worked as an accounting administrator at Muncie’s Union Chapel United Methodist Church.

Judge Tanya Walton Pratt imposed a 17-month sentence and ordered Linder to pay $138,000 in restitution — $38,000 to the church and $100,000 to an insurance company that had compensated Union Chapel for that much of its loss.


[the judge] noted Linder’s earlier testimony that she had at times attempted suicide, most recently in 2010.


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