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Former secretary accused of stealing $250,000 from Johnstown church: police

A former secretary is accused of stealing over $250,000 from a Johnstown church, according to police. (MGN)

A former secretary is accused of stealing over $250,000 from a Johnstown church, according to police.

Police say 34-year-old Stacy Sindleri wrote herself 104 checks between March 2016 and March 2018, totaling $250,056.90.

Investigators say an audit was reviewed in November of 2018 of accounts that belong to St. Claire of Assisi.

Police said the audit showed multiple checks had been written to Sindleri and deposited in her personal bank account.

According to police, Sindleri wrote herself 58 checks out of the church account, 28 checks out of the cemetery account, 17 checks out of the activities account and one check out of the Mass account.

Police say a priest of the church told them he never authorized any of the checks and Sindleri forged his signature.

Court documents show Sindleri’s bail was set at $25,000, which she was able to post.


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