Winston-Salem church finance director embezzles more than $27,000

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Winston-Salem: Church finance director embezzles more than $27,000

A woman fraudulently obtained more than $27,000 from a church when she was the church’s finance director, police said. The Winston-Salem Police Department has opened an investigation at the request of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Charlotte and members of St. Leo the Great Catholic Church on Springdale Avenue. Information about possible fraudulent activity by a church member and financial director was provided to detectives. Marilyn Veronica Bertelsen, 61, has been identified as the individual. After receiving reports, detectives determined that Bertelsen fraudulently obtained a total of $27,930.03 from St. Leo the Great Catholic Church from February 15, 2018 through March 17, 2020. Detectives arrested Bertelsen on Friday and charged her with three counts of obtaining property. by false pretense. She was held at the Forsyth County Law Enforcement Detention Center and posted $7,500 bond. In a statement, the church’s Father Gober said the church had been fully reimbursed for the financial loss by his insurance. regarding this investigation, please call the Winston-Salem Police Department at 336-773-7700.

A woman fraudulently obtained more than $27,000 from a church when she was the church’s finance director, police said.

The Winston-Salem Police Department has opened an investigation at the request of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Charlotte and members of St. Leo the Great Catholic Church on Springdale Avenue.

Information about possible fraudulent activities by a member and the church’s finance director was provided to detectives.

Marilyn Veronica Bertelsen, 61, has been identified as the individual.

After receiving reports, detectives determined that Bertelsen fraudulently obtained a total of $27,930.03 from St. Leo the Great Catholic Church from February 15, 2018 to March 17, 2020.

On Friday, detectives arrested Bertelsen and charged her with three counts of obtaining property under false pretences.

She was held at the Forsyth County Law Enforcement Detention Center and posted $7,500 bond.

In a statement, the church’s Father Gober said the church had been fully reimbursed for the financial loss by his insurance.

“Rest assured that no other staff member, past or present, has been involved in any way in this matter,” Gober said.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call the Winston-Salem Police Department at 336-773-7700.