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Christopher Stansell, pastor of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Princeton, West Virginia, stands accused of embezzling more than $10,000 from the church.
A former pastor of First Christian Church in Princeton has been arrested on embezzlement charges.
Christopher L. Stansell, 48, was arrested July 27 for embezzling more than $10,000 in church funds, Sgt. M.S. Haynes, with the West Virginia State Police Princeton detachment, said.
Haynes said the incidents occurred over period of a year and a half while Stansell was employed as pastor of the church.
“During the investigation it was found that multiple checks written to and by the First Christian Church were embezzled and deposited into accounts held by Christopher Stansell,” Haynes said.
Stansell was arraigned and released on bond pending future hearings.
WVVA reports that Stansell pleaded guilty and is awaiting sentencing.