Winchester Woman Admits Church Embezzlement

January 8, 2010

WINCHESTER, Va. (AP) - A Winchester woman faces up to eight
years in prison for embezzling more than $300,000 from a church and
an affiliated school.

Lois Beatrice Clemons is scheduled to be sentenced March 4 after
pleading guilty in Frederick County Circuit Court to 55 counts of

The 57-year-old Clemons formerly worked as a bookkeeper for
Shenandoah Valley Baptist Church and Shenandoah Valley Christian
Academy. According to court documents, she embezzled the money from December 2003 to January 2009.

Frederick County Commonwealth's Attorney Glenn Williamson says
Clemons used the money to buy real estate and a deck for her house,
and to pay for tuition for her children. She also bought cars for
her children.

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