Former Church and School Bookkeeper Charged with Wire Fraud Scheme

A Calhoun County woman who was the former bookkeeper for a church and school in Anniston, has been charged with a wire fraud scheme by federal prosecutors. According to the U.S. Attorney Office, Angela Cheatwood is accused of embezzling more than $484,000 from Sacred Heart of Jesus Cathilic Church and Sacred Heart School during her time as a bookkeeper.

Cheatwood is believed to have written unauthorized checks from the church bank account to her personal bank account while also taking cash that had been collected from fundraisers and donations. This case was investigated by the U.S. Secret Service and if found guilty, Cheatwood could serve up to 20 years in prison and pay a fine of $250,000.


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