You’ve heard the example of cashing a check against your heavenly bank account in the name of Jesus. Well, a senior citizen in East Tennesee has taken the notion a few steps further.
Sixty-nine-year-old Barbara Whitt and
43-year-old Michael Whitt pleaded guilty in federal court in Greeneville
to stealing more than $1.5 million from the First Baptist
Church of Morristown, according to a report in The Citizen Tribune.
high school-educated woman who managed to steal more than $1.5 million
from First Baptist Church of Morristown will be booked into a federal
prison in July. Her son, who reportedly spent most of the money, will be
going away at the same time,” the story reports. “Mrs. Whitt cashed more than 1,600 checks totaling $1,514,593 over a 34-month period on the church’s general-fund bank account.”