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    Church says pastor stole over $300,000 from coffers !!!

    A Baptist pastor is accused of stealing more than $300,000 over more than two years. 
    In an emailed statement, officials with Broadmoor Baptist Church said former executive pastor Riley Brown took $332,000 from the Madison church coffers over a “primarily” 27-month period. The statement was issued in response to questions by The Clarion-Ledger. 
    Brown could not be reached for comment. 
    The “transactions” were discovered after an internal policy review in September, according to the statement. 
    “These transactions were undertaken by one individual, Riley Brown, circumventing our existing internal policies and procedures,” the statement read. 
    The church will not press criminal charges but will cooperate with prosecutors, according to the emailed statement. Madison County District Attorney Michael Guest was not immediately available. 
    Source : USA TOday