Police have arrested a bookkeeper accused of stealing thousands of dollars from a church in Miami Beach.
Miami Beach Police said Alicia Davis, 43, turned herself in, Friday.
Police said the first sign of the missing money was noticed by the Miami Beach Community Church’s bank in November 2018.
According to the arrest report, police said a check was created “in the name of the defendant for the amount of $6,700.”
“Not OK,” a passer-by said. “It’s just basically not OK.”
Alicia Davis is accused of writing church checks to herself and stealing $20,000 from where she’s worked as a bookkeeper for 6 years. The Miami Beach Community Church was first notified by its bank, then the @MiamiBeachPD got involved. @wsvn #7News #Exclusive #Nightteam pic.twitter.com/jSf2Qm97hC
— Sheldon Fox-7 News (@fox_sheldon) June 15, 2019
The bank investigated further and told church officials, who, police said, conducted their own investigation.
The church soon learned the 43-year-old was allegedly “sending transfers to her account,” according to the arrest report.
“This church right here? They feed the homeless. It’s pretty decent,” another passer-by said.
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