Missouri man admits to $86K embezzlement from 2 churches

8 months 4 days 18 hours ago Tuesday, February 14 2017 Feb 14, 2017 Tuesday, February 14, 2017 1:14:03 PM CST February 14, 2017 in News
Source: AP
By: The Associated Press

KANSAS CITY (AP) — A suburban Kansas City man has pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $86,000 from two churches.

The U.S. attorney's office says 59-year-old David Townley of Raytown admitted Tuesday to one count of wire fraud, one count of mail fraud and one count of tax evasion.

Prosecutors said Townley skimmed money from cash tuition payments while working as the business manager for the Nativity of Mary church and school in Independence.

Prosecutors also allege that Townley stole from the Sacred Heart of Guadalupe church in Kansas City while volunteering to pay the church's bills, make financial committee reports and file the church's tax returns.

 

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