Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Preacher arrested for embezzlement
SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) - A preacher and treasurer of a regional church association has been charged with stealing thousands from the group.

Officers with the Salisbury Police Department have charged 58-year-old Johnnie Jones with nine counts of embezzlement....

Counselor with Free Will Baptist Home for Children Charged with Sex Crimes Against Children
Clarendon County, SC (WLTX) -- Authorities say a 53-year-old pastor and former counselor for a Turbeville children's home was arrested Thursday and now faces charges of sexual abuse.

Officers with the Clarendon County Sheriff's Office say Arley Atchley of Sheminally Road in Pamplico was charged with two counts of second degree criminal sexual conduct.

Investigators said that Atchley committed sexual acts with a 13-year-old and a 14-year-old who lived at the Free Will Baptist Home for Children, where the 53-year-old suspect was once employed. ...