+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 13 of 13

Thread: Man accused of stealing 400k from church

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    On the East Side of the B~lo
    Posts
    5,190

    Man accused of stealing 400k from church

    The former business manager of a Cheektowaga church is charged with second-degree
    grand larceny for allegedly stealing more than $400,000 dollars to pay off gambling debts.

    Randall Kozlowski of Buffalo confessed to stealing the money over a period of several years from Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church in Cheektowaga, where
    he worked.

    Erie County District Attorney Frank Clark says Kozlowski was writing checks to himself, and the alleged thefts went undetected for so long because Kozlowski was in charge of all the church's financial affairs.

    Kozlowski was jailed in lieu of $500,000 dollars bail and could face up to 15 years in prison if convicted.

    The District Attorney says this case is just the latest in a series of church embezzlements. In the last five years, more than $1,000,000 has been embezzeled from local Catholic Churches. "There has to be a change in the way they do business. They just can't keep doing business the same way and expect this not to keep happening," said Clark.
    WNY's link to the latest deals,printable coupons AND money saving tips!
    www.buffalobroad.com

  2. #2
    Member granpabob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Lexington, South Carolina
    Posts
    3,585

    no CPA,s

    dont churches keep books and have someone go over them a few times a year. how does one church lose 400 000 without someone missing it
    One good thing about growing old is your secrets are safe with your friends they can't remember them either

  3. #3
    Member MAD BLUE BIRD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    161
    by having Kozlowski do your books....

  4. #4
    Member MAD BLUE BIRD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    161
    Thats alright, the church was probably just going to steal it from the school tuition fund anyways but Kozlowski got to it first...

  5. #5
    Member granpabob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Lexington, South Carolina
    Posts
    3,585
    we have men from other churchs check our books and we have men who go over theirs. just so no one gets tempted
    One good thing about growing old is your secrets are safe with your friends they can't remember them either

  6. #6
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    On the East Side of the B~lo
    Posts
    5,190
    I believe something similar happened at a Tonawanda church possibly St Christophers a year or 2 ago.
    WNY's link to the latest deals,printable coupons AND money saving tips!
    www.buffalobroad.com

  7. #7
    Member MAD BLUE BIRD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    161
    The District Attorney says this case is just the latest in a series of church embezzlements.
    excuse me while I pick myself off the floor from laughing.....

  8. #8
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    17,581
    Kozlowski - sounds like a white guy. He'll get a slap on the wrist.

    Maybe have to pay back $100k, and serve 6 months.

  9. #9
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    On the East Side of the B~lo
    Posts
    5,190

    488K stolen

    Ex-church secretary to serve 6 months
    Article 112 of 2565 found.
    Published on July 24, 2007

    331{WORDCNT:-0} words
    Mark Sommer - NEWS STAFF REPORTER


    Maureen Durrell, former secretary and office manager of St. Christopher Catholic Church in the Town of Tonawanda, was sentenced Monday to six months in jail and ordered to repay $135,000 in partial restitution for the $488,000 she stole from the church and then spent on lavish vacations, home improvements and family expenses between September 1998 and February 2005.


    State Supreme Court Justice Penny M. Wolfgang also sentenced Durrell to five years' parole.



    *** Interesting tidbit this woman stole 488K and went to jail for 6 months ex director of a food pantry stole 44k got 6 months also***
    So basically she stole 10X the amount he did and received 6 months too???
    WNY's link to the latest deals,printable coupons AND money saving tips!
    www.buffalobroad.com

  10. #10
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    On the East Side of the B~lo
    Posts
    5,190
    Director of soup kitchen sentenced
    Article 111 of 2565 found.
    Published on July 25, 2007

    646{WORDCNT:-0} words
    Mark Sommer - NEWS STAFF REPORTER


    Darren M. Strickland was admired for his community involvement and the support he gave to those living on the margins.


    That's why people who know him have found it difficult to reconcile the Darren they knew -- the man who spent 10 years as executive director of Friends of Night People -- with the man sentenced Tuesday to six months in jail. He also was ordered to pay full restitution of the $44,244.03 he admitted stealing from the Allentown soup kitchen.
    WNY's link to the latest deals,printable coupons AND money saving tips!
    www.buffalobroad.com

  11. #11
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    17,581
    Quote Originally Posted by Michele J
    *** Interesting tidbit this woman stole 488K and went to jail for 6 months ex director of a food pantry stole 44k got 6 months also***
    So basically she stole 10X the amount he did and received 6 months too???
    (biting my tongue for, possibly, turning this into another racial thread, but) She was white, he was black.
    Let's just all be honest with each other, and admit that the justice system doesn't operate the same for everyone.

  12. #12
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    On the East Side of the B~lo
    Posts
    5,190
    I agree with you( and Im tiptoeing around the race issue too) Kozlowskis chances of being out before Christmas are looking good.
    WNY's link to the latest deals,printable coupons AND money saving tips!
    www.buffalobroad.com

  13. #13
    Tony - Admin WNYresident's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Buffalo, New York, United States
    Posts
    51,563
    Quote Originally Posted by granpabob
    we have men from other churchs check our books and we have men who go over theirs. just so no one gets tempted
    This is how it should be....

    We the public can go over the government books just as well as they can go over ours.
    Buffalo Web Hosting and Graphic Design
    www.onlinemedia.net - www.vinyl-graphics.com
    Web hosting / Web Design - Signs, Banners, Vehicle Graphics

+ Reply to Thread

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

     

Similar Threads

  1. Do bad Cops Ever Get Accused of Murder ?
    By Bringthetruth in forum Morning Breakfast - Breaking News
    Replies: 80
    Last Post: January 22nd, 2008, 03:12 PM
  2. Obama's Church
    By Sock Puppet in forum USA Politics and Our Economy
    Replies: 36
    Last Post: January 21st, 2008, 11:12 AM
  3. Horizons Home Show
    By LaNdReW in forum Morning Breakfast - Breaking News
    Replies: 165
    Last Post: September 23rd, 2005, 01:15 PM
  4. Anti-Gay Church Protests at GI Funerals
    By steven in forum USA Politics and Our Economy
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: August 29th, 2005, 10:34 AM
  5. Da Vinci Code, Vatican Speaks
    By Riven37 in forum Morning Breakfast - Breaking News
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: March 22nd, 2005, 10:17 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts