FAYETTE COUNTY (KDKA) — A local woman was trusted with her church’s money. Now, she is accused of stealing $25,000.
She was allegedly using the money to pay back personal debts.
The thefts happened at the First Baptist Church on South Pittsburgh Street in Connellsville between December 2009 and October 2011. That’s when 32-year-old Kimberly Clark of Dickerson Run was working there and had access to the funds.
Police determined she made 76 transactions in that time frame between the church’s checking account and her Capital One credit card. She told police she even used a $1,200 check to pay rent at a gymnastics school she runs.
Clark admitted to making the transactions on both the church’s computer and her home computer.
Police say it’s possible even more money was stolen because it’s impossible to track cash donations. Clark was released on $20,000 unsecured bonds.