Former bookkeeper charged with embezzling from Botetourt church
A former church bookkeeper has been charged with embezzling more than $10,000 from Cave Rock Baptist Church in Troutville.
Stephanie Everett, 42, was named in eight embezzlement indictments returned this week by a grand jury in Botetourt County Circuit Court.
The charges came after the sheriff’s office began an investigation in September of suspicious withdrawals, ATM transactions and debit card purchases “that are not typical of church business,” according to search warrants used in the case.
Some of the purchases were from a lingerie store, a sporting goods store, a cellphone provider, a nutritional and weight management company, department stores and “numerous transactions at different restaurants,” the warrants stated.