FORMER BLACKSBURG CHURCH SECRETARY SENTENCED FOR BREACH OF TRUST CONVICTION
A former secretary at Blacksburg First Baptist Church
has been sentenced to 90 days in jail and three years of probation
after she admitted to taking about $6,000 from her employer.
Karen Lee Floyd, 45, of 308 W. Cherokee St., pleaded guilty to breach
of trust on Oct. 14, 2003 before Circuit Judge Derham Cole. The judge
issued a 10-year sentence that was suspended to 90 days in jail, three
years of probation, more than $9,200 in restitution and 100 hours
of community service.
The crime occurred between March 2001 and May 2002 while Floyd worked
as the church secretary and an accounts payable clerk. During an interview
with a State Law Enforcement Division Agent, Floyd said she got behind
on some personal bills and began overpaying herself without anyone’s
authorization. Floyd said she would take blank church checks, have
deacons pre-sign them and make the checks out to herself. She said
she planned to re-pay the church but she left the job before she turned
over any money.
For more information, contact Murray Glenn at 809-4892.