Woman accused of embezzling from Okla. church

WATONGA, Okla. (AP) - Blaine County prosecutors have accused a
former church treasurer of taking more than $176,000 from an Okeene

Forty-eight-year-old Okeene resident Christine Mae Lorenz has been charged with two counts of embezzlement by employee. Lorenz posted a $2,000 cash bond and faces an Aug. 13 court appearance.

Authorities allege Lorenz took $127,748 between Feb. 1, 2005, and May 19, 2009, from one of the First Baptist Church of Okeene accounts, and $48,895 from another account during roughly the same
period. Lorenz's attorney, listed in court records as Matthew R. Oppel,
wasn't immediately available for comment Wednesday.

Sherman 4201 Texoma Pkwy (903) 892 -8123 Ardmore 2624 S. Commerce (580) 223-0946
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 97525429 - kxii.com/a?a=97525429
Gray Television, Inc.