Women steal $450,000 from Columbus church

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COLUMBUS, Ga.   - Two women accused of stealing $450,000 from a church will have to pay back the money.

Nikiena Bowden Rogers, 37, and Lalinriafaye Wilson Williams, 44, each pleaded guilty to six counts of theft by taking in Muscogee County Superior Court. Judge Frank Jordan Jr. sentenced Rogers to five years in prison followed by 45 years of probation. Williams received 50 years of probation.

Rogers is a former bookkeeper for the church. Williams was a friend of hers. Each must pay back the stolen money.

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Georgiais1
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Georgiais1 10/06/10 - 08:18 am
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Doesn't sound like a bad deal

Doesn't sound like a bad deal 50 years probation for 450,000. Bad buisness.

getalife
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getalife 10/06/10 - 08:19 am
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Article does not state why

Article does not state why the Williams woman did not receive any time, only probation?

johnston.cliff
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johnston.cliff 10/06/10 - 08:23 am
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No pictures?

No pictures?

Quack Quack Quack
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Quack Quack Quack 10/06/10 - 08:46 am
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I also would like to know why

I also would like to know why Williams only gets probation. Sounds like she will be the expected to do the paying back. 50 years of probation to pay off $450,000!!

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Farmboy 10/06/10 - 10:28 am
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This is sad, but it is what

This is sad, but it is what we have come to expect.

rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 10/06/10 - 11:30 am
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Praise the Lord and pass me
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Praise the Lord and pass me the offering plate.

emergencyfan
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emergencyfan 10/06/10 - 12:54 pm
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Nobody noticed until they

Nobody noticed until they stole $450,000? Tax the churches!

follower
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follower 10/06/10 - 03:01 pm
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Emergencyfan, people employed

Emergencyfan, people employed in a position of trust come up with ingenious ways to steal. They spend 24/7 on how to keep their actions hidden. Been the victim. Beat myself up for months. My accountant didn't do his job either.

If people are intent on stealing, they will steal. You can only hope they slip up before too much damage is done.

Sweet son
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Sweet son 10/06/10 - 03:40 pm
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Who, what, where and how just

Who, what, where and how just the basics!!!!! Might even try to answer the why question. Pitiful content on this story!!!

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1CowboyFan 10/06/10 - 07:48 pm
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If my account is a dollar

If my account is a dollar short, I'm asking questions.

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