Former Employee at International Headquarters of Church of God Gets 34 Months in Prison for Stealing Nearly $1 Million


A former worker at the international headquarters for the Church of God has been sentenced to 34 months in a federal prison after pleading guilty to stealing nearly $1 million.

The Cleveland Daily Banner ( reports former communications director Troy Scot Carter was sentenced last week in a U.S. District courtroom in Chattanooga.

In April, Carter entered a plea agreement with federal prosecutors in which he admitted taking more than $880,000 from church coffers through schemes that included creating false invoices for audiovisual services. He worked for the church from 2004 to 2013.

The Church of God headquarters in Cleveland, Tennessee, oversees 36,000 congregations around the world.

During his sentencing hearing, Carter said he’s “a broken man” who’s remorseful for his actions.

SOURCE: The Associated Press

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