U.S. Attorney's Office
Western District of Kentucky
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November 20, 2015

Former Treasurer of Henderson, Kentucky Church Charged with Embezzling Funds

BOWLING GREEN, KY—The former treasurer of Greater Norris Baptist Church, located in Henderson County, Kentucky, was charged by grand jury indictment this week, with eleven counts of wire fraud announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

According to the indictment, Delanie L. Tillman, of Henderson County, devised a scheme to defraud and obtain money and property by means of false pretenses, from the Greater Norris Baptist Church, between November 23, 2010 and June 5, 2014.

Specifically, Tillman is charged with making unauthorized wire transfers and writing unauthorized checks to pay for personal expenses using the church’s funds for a loss of $9,764.24.

If convicted at trial, Tillman could be sentenced to no more than 20 years in prison, ordered to pay a fine of up to $250,000 and serve a three year period of supervised release.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David Weiser and is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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