Saturday, January 7, 2012

Pastor and female church member arrested for stealing $30,000 from church


A Fayetteville church pastor accused of running off to Pennsylvania with a female church member and $30,000 of the church?s money has been arrested and returned to the Fayette County Jail ? minus the money.

Kenneth Robinson, 44, senior pastor of the Flint Ridge Baptist Church on Old Road off Ga. Highway 85 North, has been charged with two counts of forgery in the first degree and one count of theft by taking, according to Investigator Brent Rowan of the Fayette County Sheriff?s Department.

Also arrested and charged with two counts of being party to the crime of theft by taking was Alexis Dodson, 35, of Fayetteville, Rowan said. Dodson was a member of the church Robinson pastored, Rowan said.

?This case involves Robinson stealing approximately $30,000 from a north Fayette church where he was employed as the senior pastor,? Rowan said.

?Robinson fraudulently put the stolen money on two money orders made out to Dodson. After stealing the money from the north Fayette church, both Robinson and Dodson fled to Pennsylvania where they were then arrested by the United States Marshall?s Service? on New Year?s Day, Rowan said.

The pair were not cooperating with investigators, Rowan said, and none of the church?s money has been recovered.


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