Friday, 19 September 2014 10:16

Church treasurer charged with theft

Experts say congregations are particularly vulnerable to embezzlement, because they tend to place high trust in individuals and often lack financial controls.

Published in Congregations

A lifelong member of an Alabama Baptist church stands accused of embezzling nearly $130,000 just months after another former staff member at the same church was convicted of child molestation.

Published in People
Thursday, 24 April 2014 08:56

Former Wayland CFO pleads guilty to theft

James E. Smith, fired last year for alleged financial mismanagement at Wayland Baptist University, has pleaded guilty to misusing funds.

Published in Organizations

A trustee decision not to prosecute a missionary caught embezzling funds wound up costing an Alabama businesswoman who shares her journey in a story of “Riches to Rags.”

Published in People
Thursday, 29 August 2013 11:25

Woman admits to embezzling church funds

A woman charged with stealing $130,000 from a Baptist association reportedly told police “the devil made her do it.”

Published in Organizations
Monday, 29 April 2013 12:02

Wayland fires CFO for alleged theft

Wayland Baptist University launched an investigation amid concerns about handling of money for a new dormitory named after country-music entertainer and sausage magnate Jimmy Dean.

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