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Former Los Angeles church chairman charged with stealing over $11 million in church funds

August 27, 2019

[Los Angeles Daily News –]

[I am posting this news story in the hope that church memberships everywhere will be alert to watch their funds closely.]

LOS ANGELES — The former board chairman for the Fifth Church of Christ, Scientist, Los Angeles, was arrested Monday on suspicion of stealing more than $11 million in church money and using it to purchase a home, a membership at Disneyland’s exclusive dining club and pay other personal expenses.

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Additional coverage:

Ex-Chairman of Christian Science Church in L.A. Ordered to Remain Behind Bars (8/28/19)

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Jenna Asdel permalink
    August 30, 2019 7:36 am

    It would be a good idea for Churches to talk about this more because there was a Clerk stealing from a Church I went to about 10 years ago and it was learned that she had already stolen from another Church before but they hadn’t said anything. Then she went to someone from my current Church and got help and financial help without the person knowing that this had gone on at either of the other Churches

  2. September 28, 2019 10:35 am

    Sometimes we are so trusting!! It never occurs to us sometimes that someone may take advantage of a position in our churches. Error can pop up anywhere!!!! I remember Ronald Reagan’s strategy for dealing with certain countries. His strategy was… TRUST. But VERIFY!!!!! God Bless our churches and our members!!!

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