[Hpn] Trinity Church Volunteer Stole Over $100,000.00

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> 
> yes the theft is hard, and the credit card bills,... 
> how did she get credit if she was poor is a puzzler..... 
> maybe i was mistaken in my analysis 
> perhaps the social construct under which she was reared was 
> corrupt and the ideal was to get rich. religion 
> based on the size of the temple not the souls of the faithfull. 
> the only sin to capital is to lose it. 
> the soul of america has long belonged to capital. 
> as the heart lungs and genitalia to the health insurance biz. 
> 
> as to the audit perhaps there were other human frailties as well. 
> the press is not to good at telling a complete story in one edition. 
> most churches(daddy was a preacher) are peyton place to degrees, 
> as are most human groupings. we do what makes us feel good. 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> On 6/7/2005, "Dave and Deb Ward" wrote: 
> 
> >Yes, she should have been paid. on the other hand she should not have been 
> >stealing. if I was reading corectly, this was going on for some time. Why 
> >was the church not auditing thier own books???? After all, they need to show 
> >the IRS where thier money is going and how much money is comeing in even if 
> >they don't pay taxes. 
> > 
> >Dave Ward 
> > 
> >>From: unclescam 
> >>To: wtinker@metrocast.net, hpn@lists.is.asu.edu 
> >>Subject: Re: [Hpn] Trinity Church Volunteer Stole Over $100,000.00 
> >>Date: Tue, 7 Jun 2005 10:31:31 -0400 (EDT) 
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> >> 
> >>this seems to be the poor assisting herself. why did the church not pay 
> >>for the work she did? 
> >>organized capitalist religion is the difficulty. and why give handouts to 
> >>criminally incompetant ex drug addicts and alcholics. isn't that a 
> >>theft of funds that could go to the children who need it and are shorted 
> >>by these greedy scofflaws? always asking for a state handout and crying 
> >>when the check is late? look in the mirror pious one. 
> >>ok, i'm advocate for the devil, but this calls for discussion. eat the 
> >>rich 
> >> 
> >>On 6/7/2005, "William Charles Tinker" wrote: 
> >> 
> >> >*Note* 
> >> > 
> >> >No wonder the poor can not get needed assistance, we got crooks in 
> >> >legislature and in the church and they walk away with a hand slap...Some 
> >> >thing is certainly wrong with our criminal justice system. 
> >> >Bill 
> >> >www.newhampshirehomeless.org 
> >> >++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 
> >> > 
> >> >June 7, 2005 
> >> > 
> >> > 
> >> >Church's treasurer is charged Police: Former volunteer stole more than 
> >> >$100,000 
> >> > 
> >> > 
> >> >By MELANIE ASMAR 
> >> >Monitor staff 
> >> > 
> >> > 
> >> > 
> >> >June 07. 2005 
> >> > 
> >> > 
> >> >TILTON - NH 
> >> > 
> >> >A Sanbornton woman has been charged with stealing more than $100,000 from 
> >> >the Trinity Episcopal Church on Main Street while she was treasurer there 
> >> >several years ago. She allegedly used the money to pay her bills. 
> >> >Christine Hersom, 40, of 754 Sanborn Road, was charged with theft by 
> >> >unauthorized taking, a felony, for writing checks from the church's bank 
> >> >account. Hersom was treasurer at the church, a volunteer position, from 
> >>1995 
> >> >to 2001, according to her attorney, John Boyle of Plymouth. During that 
> >> >time, the police allege that Hersom paid herself more than $13,500 in 
> >> >salary, in addition to other offenses. 
> >> >The police said that Hersom paid three personal credit card bills 
> >>totaling 
> >> >about $1,050 with church money. She also allegedly used $325 of church 
> >>money 
> >> >to pay for her son to take a school field trip to Washington, D.C. Hersom 
> >> >also wrote a check from the church bank account to buy herself a Kirby 
> >> >vacuum cleaner, the police said. 
> >> >The alleged embezzlement was brought to the attention of the Tilton 
> >>police 
> >> >by a former pastor, the Rev. Martha Dwyner, in 2001, according to court 
> >> >papers. In 2003, Detective Robert Dupuis began reviewing documents that 
> >>were 
> >> >supplied by the church. Hersom turned herself in to the police yesterday 
> >> >morning. She was arraigned in Franklin District Court and freed on 
> >>$150,000 
> >> >personal recognizance bail. 
> >> >Hersom is no longer involved with the church, Boyle said. Mike Barwell, 
> >> >spokesman for the diocese, said he didn't know much about the case except 
> >> >that it had been under investigation for a long time. He also said 
> >>Hersom's 
> >> >charges are not related to either of the recent controversies at the 
> >>church, 
> >> >a statement confirmed by the police. 
> >> > 
> >> >In February, a former Trinity Episcopal Church volunteer and youth 
> >>minister 
> >> >was arrested and charged with sexually assaulting two 4-year-old girls 
> >>and 
> >> >stealing nearly $4,000 from the church-run food pantry. Scott Nash, 45, 
> >>of 
> >> >Northfield, is being held at the Merrimack County Jail on $1 million 
> >>bail. 
> >> >And last month, the pastor of Trinity Episcopal Church resigned after 14 
> >> >hours of discussion between herself and church officials, including 
> >>Bishop 
> >> >Gene Robinson. The Rev. Janet Lombardo's inability to address issues 
> >> >involving authority, collaboration, commitment, dissemination of 
> >>information 
> >> >and judgment led to her departure, according to church officials. She had 
> >> >led the church for seven years. 
> >> > 
> >> >(The Associated Press contributed to this story. Melanie Asmar can be 
> >> >reached at 528-2027 or by e-mail at masmar@cmonitor.com 
> >> > 
> >> >Concord Monitor Online, P.O. Box 1177, Concord NH 03302 
> >> >Phone: 603-224-5301 | E-mail: webmaster@concordmonitor.com 
> >> > 
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<BLOCKQUOTE style="PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; BORDER-LEFT: #1010ff 2px solid">-------------- Original message -------------- <BR><BR>&gt; <BR>&gt; yes the theft is hard, and the credit card bills,... <BR>&gt; how did she get credit if she was poor is a puzzler..... <BR>&gt; maybe i was mistaken in my analysis <BR>&gt; perhaps the social construct under which she was reared was <BR>&gt; corrupt and the ideal was to get rich. religion <BR>&gt; based on the size of the temple not the souls of the faithfull. <BR>&gt; the only sin to capital is to lose it. <BR>&gt; the soul of america has long belonged to capital. <BR>&gt; as the heart lungs and genitalia to the health insurance biz. <BR>&gt; <BR>&gt; as to the audit perhaps there were other human frailties as well. <BR>&gt; the press is not to good at telling a complete story in one edition. <BR>&gt; most churches(daddy was a preacher) are peyton place to degrees, <BR>&gt; as are most human groupings. we do what makes us feel good. <BR>&gt; <BR>&gt; <BR>&gt; <BR>&gt; <BR>&gt; On 6/7/2005, "Dave and Deb Ward" <DLWDAW@HOTMAIL.COM>wrote: <BR>&gt; <BR>&gt; &gt;Yes, she should have been paid. on the other hand she should not have been <BR>&gt; &gt;stealing. if I was reading corectly, this was going on for some time. Why <BR>&gt; &gt;was the church not auditing thier own books???? After all, they need to show <BR>&gt; &gt;the IRS where thier money is going and how much money is comeing in even if <BR>&gt; &gt;they don't pay taxes. <BR>&gt; &gt; <BR>&gt; &gt;Dave Ward <BR>&gt; &gt; <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt;From: unclescam <UNCLESCAM@BUSKERS.ORG><BR>&gt; &gt;&gt;To: wtinker@metrocast.net, hpn@lists.is.asu.edu <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt;Subject: Re: [Hpn] Trinity Church Volunteer Stole Over $100,000.00 <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt;Date: Tue, 7 Jun 2005 10:31:31 -0400 (EDT) <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt;MIME-Version: 1.0 <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt;Received: from lists.is.asu.edu ([149.169.200.29]) by mc5-f41.hotmail.com <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt;with Microsoft SMTPSVC(6.0.3790.211); Tue, 7 Jun 2005 07:45:37 -0700 <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt;Received: from lists.is.asu.edu (localhost [127.0.0.1])by lists.is.asu.edu <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt;(8.12.8/8.12.8) with ESMTP id j57F04LK023072;Tue, 7 Jun 2005 08:00:04 -0700 <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt;Received: from xero.web-edit.com (xero.web-edit.com [66.92.66.110])by <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt;lists.is.asu.edu (8.12.8/8.12.8) with ESMTP id j57ExjLK023055for <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt;<HPN@LISTS.IS.ASU.EDU>; Tue, 7 Jun 2005 07:59:46 -0700 <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt;Received: by xero.web-edit.com (Postfix, from userid 33)id 726AA36D41; Tue, <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt; 7 Jun 2005 10:31:31 -0400 (EDT) <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt;Received: from 24.60.46.101 (auth. user <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt;unclescam@buskers.org@inbox.buskers.org) by inbox.buskers.org with <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt;HTTP; Tue, 07 Jun 2005 19:31:31 +0500 <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt;X-Message-Info: pdGgd64CkwZv4vfniEIvcMbIhbCDHhnrM5WEoLlQeZw= <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt;X-IlohaMail-Blah: unclescam@buskers.org <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt;X-IlohaMail-Method: mail() [mem] <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt;X-IlohaMail-Dummy: moo <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt;X-Mailer: IlohaMail/0.8.12 (On: inbox.buskers.org) <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt;Bounce-To: unclescam <UNCLESCAM@BUSKERS.ORG><BR>&gt; &gt;&gt;X-MIME-Autoconverted: from quoted-printable to 8bit by lists.is.asu.edu id <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt;j57ExkLK023056 <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt;Errors-To: hpn-admin@lists.is.asu.edu <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt;X-BeenThere: hpn@projects.is.asu.edu <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt;X-Mailman-Version: 2.0.5 <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt;Precedence: bulk <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt;List-Help: <?xml:namespace prefix = mailto /><mailto:hpn-request@projects.is.asu.edu?subject=help><BR>&gt; &gt;&gt;List-Post: <mailto:hpn@projects.is.asu.edu><BR>&gt; &gt;&gt;List-Subscribe: <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt;<HTTP: projects.is.asu.edu mailman listinfo hpn>,<mailto:hpn-request@projects <BR>&gt; .is.asu.edu?subject=subscribe&gt; <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt;List-Id: Homeless People's Network <HPN.PROJECTS.IS.ASU.EDU><BR>&gt; &gt;&gt;List-Unsubscribe: <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt;<HTTP: projects.is.asu.edu mailman listinfo hpn>,<mailto:hpn-request@projects <BR>&gt; .is.asu.edu?subject=unsubscribe&gt; <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt;List-Archive: <HTTP: projects.is.asu.edu hpn pipermail /><BR>&gt; &gt;&gt;Return-Path: hpn-admin@lists.is.asu.edu <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt;X-OriginalArrivalTime: 07 Jun 2005 14:45:37.0937 (UTC) <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt;FILETIME=[91AAF810:01C56B6F] <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt; <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt; <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt;this seems to be the poor assisting herself. why did the church not pay <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt;for the work she did? <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt;organized capitalist religion is the difficulty. and why give handouts to <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt;criminally incompetant ex drug addicts and alcholics. isn't that a <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt;theft of funds that could go to the children who need it and are shorted <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt;by these greedy scofflaws? always asking for a state handout and crying <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt;when the check is late? look in the mirror pious one. <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt;ok, i'm advocate for the devil, but this calls for discussion. eat the <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt;rich <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt; <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt;On 6/7/2005, "William Charles Tinker" <WTINKER@METROCAST.NET>wrote: <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt; <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt; &gt;*Note* <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt; &gt; <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt; &gt;No wonder the poor can not get needed assistance, we got crooks in <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt; &gt;legislature and in the church and they walk away with a hand slap...Some <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt; &gt;thing is certainly wrong with our criminal justice system. <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt; &gt;Bill <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt; &gt;www.newhampshirehomeless.org <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt; &gt;++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt; &gt; <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt; &gt;June 7, 2005 <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt; &gt; <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt; &gt; <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt; &gt;Church's treasurer is charged Police: Former volunteer stole more than <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt; &gt;$100,000 <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt; &gt; <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt; &gt; <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt; &gt;By MELANIE ASMAR <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt; &gt;Monitor staff <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt; &gt; <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt; &gt; <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt; &gt; <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt; &gt;June 07. 2005 <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt; &gt; <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt; &gt; <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt; &gt;TILTON - NH <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt; &gt; <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt; &gt;A Sanbornton woman has been charged with stealing more than $100,000 from <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt; &gt;the Trinity Episcopal Church on Main Street while she was treasurer there <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt; &gt;several years ago. She allegedly used the money to pay her bills. <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt; &gt;Christine Hersom, 40, of 754 Sanborn Road, was charged with theft by <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt; &gt;unauthorized taking, a felony, for writing checks from the church's bank <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt; &gt;account. Hersom was treasurer at the church, a volunteer position, from <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt;1995 <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt; &gt;to 2001, according to her attorney, John Boyle of Plymouth. During that <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt; &gt;time, the police allege that Hersom paid herself more than $13,500 in <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt; &gt;salary, in addition to other offenses. <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt; &gt;The police said that Hersom paid three personal credit card bills <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt;totaling <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt; &gt;about $1,050 with church money. She also allegedly used $325 of church <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt;money <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt; &gt;to pay for her son to take a school field trip to Washington, D.C. Hersom <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt; &gt;also wrote a check from the church bank account to buy herself a Kirby <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt; &gt;vacuum cleaner, the police said. <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt; &gt;The alleged embezzlement was brought to the attention of the Tilton <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt;police <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt; &gt;by a former pastor, the Rev. Martha Dwyner, in 2001, according to court <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt; &gt;papers. In 2003, Detective Robert Dupuis began reviewing documents that <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt;were <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt; &gt;supplied by the church. Hersom turned herself in to the police yesterday <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt; &gt;morning. She was arraigned in Franklin District Court and freed on <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt;$150,000 <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt; &gt;personal recognizance bail. <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt; &gt;Hersom is no longer involved with the church, Boyle said. Mike Barwell, <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt; &gt;spokesman for the diocese, said he didn't know much about the case except <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt; &gt;that it had been under investigation for a long time. He also said <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt;Hersom's <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt; &gt;charges are not related to either of the recent controversies at the <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt;church, <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt; &gt;a statement confirmed by the police. <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt; &gt; <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt; &gt;In February, a former Trinity Episcopal Church volunteer and youth <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt;minister <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt; &gt;was arrested and charged with sexually assaulting two 4-year-old girls <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt;and <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt; &gt;stealing nearly $4,000 from the church-run food pantry. Scott Nash, 45, <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt;of <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt; &gt;Northfield, is being held at the Merrimack County Jail on $1 million <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt;bail. <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt; &gt;And last month, the pastor of Trinity Episcopal Church resigned after 14 <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt; &gt;hours of discussion between herself and church officials, including <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt;Bishop <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt; &gt;Gene Robinson. The Rev. Janet Lombardo's inability to address issues <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt; &gt;involving authority, collaboration, commitment, dissemination of <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt;information <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt; &gt;and judgment led to her departure, according to church officials. She had <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt; &gt;led the church for seven years. <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt; &gt; <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt; &gt;(The Associated Press contributed to this story. Melanie Asmar can be <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt; &gt;reached at 528-2027 or by e-mail at masmar@cmonitor.com <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt; &gt; <BR>&gt; &gt;&gt; &gt;Concord Monitor Online, P.O. 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