Secretary gets 2 years in prison for stealing more than 1/2 a million dollars from church

Published: Jul. 11, 2014 at 5:15 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 11, 2014 at 5:17 PM EDT
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COLUMBIA, SC (WCSC) - A 67-year-old woman was sentenced to two years in federal prison for embezzling more than half a million dollars from a South Carolina church.

Sandra A. Stroupe was sentenced in federal court in Columbia on Friday.

Stroupe was the secretary/bookkeeper at the Clover ARP Church for over 38 years.

Prosecutors say beginning in at least 2006 and continuing until April of 2013 Stroupe embezzled over $600,000 of church money.

Senior United States District Judge Margaret B. Seymour sentenced Stroupe and ordered that Stroupe pay restitution to her victim.

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