by Jac La Tour

An elder or usher or staff member at your church voluntarily confesses to embezzling church funds. How do you respond?

“In some church embezzlement cases, a person who has stolen church funds will voluntarily confess—usually out of a fear that he or she is about to be caught. Often, the embezzler will confess in order to prevent the church from turning the case over to the IRS, the police, or to a CPA firm. Embezzlers believe they will receive better treatment from their own church than from the government.”

This excerpt is from a recent Your Church blog by legal expert Richard R. Hammar, who tackles this thorny question objectively and biblically. To learn more, check out “If an Embezzler Confesses.”

How would your church respond?

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