VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — A former financial officer has been sentenced to four years in prison for embezzling more than $280,000 from a Virginia Beach church.
Michele Moeser Roberts pleaded guilty last December to felony embezzlement. Prosecutors say the 62-year-old Roberts wrote herself checks and gave false financial statements to the treasurer at Kings Grant Baptist Church.
Media outlets report that Roberts was sentenced Wednesday in Virginia Beach Circuit Court. Judge Leslie L. Lilley sentenced Roberts to 20 years and then suspended 16 years of the term. Roberts also must make restitution.
“Woman gets 4 years in prison for embezzling more than $280,000 from Virginia Beach church.” – The Republic
Published: 21 April 2011
Web accessed: 21 April 2011