Missouri woman accused of embezzling from church

Friday, June 25, 2010 | 8:44 a.m. CDT

JOPLIN — The former director of a southwest Missouri day camp has been charged with embezzling church funds.

Newton County authorities allege that 51-year-old Deborah L. Wills of Joplin embezzled more than $12,000 from Christ's Community United Methodist Church in Joplin between January 2007 and March of this year.

The Joplin Globe reports that a financial manager for the church discovered this year that $12,285 that had been posted in the church's accounting program had not been deposited in the church's bank account.

Wills was charged May 21. Her bond appearance is set for July 19.

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