Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Former Michigan employee suspected of embezzling money from church

A congregation is trying to heal after one of their own becomes stuck in the middle of an embezzlement investigation.

Officials at the First United Methodist Church in Battle Creek filed a police report after an audit uncovered thousands of dollars missing from the church's account.
Pastor Billie Dalton tells NEWSCHANNEL 3, that the church is waiting to hear back from a final audit report but believes that nearly $36,000 was embezzled from the church.
The audit was performed sometime in the middle of March.
The suspect resigned eight days before the discrepancies were found by auditors.
Pastor Billie Dalton says that the church has been totally victimized, and while he forgives and loves the person they will be held accountable for their actions.
The final audit is expected sometime next week.

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