Woman Accused of Stealing from Church

1 decade 3 years 3 months ago Friday, February 02 2007 Feb 2, 2007 Friday, February 02, 2007 1:17:16 PM CST February 02, 2007 in News
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POPLAR BLUFF (AP) - A southeast Missouri woman faces charges for allegedly stealing more than $250,000 from the church where she once worked. Kimberly Puckett of Poplar Bluff is charged with two counts of felony stealing by deceit. She faces arraignment Feb. 15. Puckett was the former bookkeeper for the Highland Church of Christ. An audit in November uncovered discrepancies. Police believe the thefts date to 2001. Police say Puckett would make out a check to cash or herself. When the bank statement arrived, she would change the payee on the check from cash or her name to a business name or legitimate company to whom the church owed money.

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