James Lee Moody, ex-bookkeeper at Victory Fellowship Church, has been convicted of stealing over $156,000. Instead of serving the church, he chose to serve himself to maintain a more extravagant life. He has been convicted of charges of dealing in proceeds of unlawful activities, theft by deception as well as unlawful use of a computer. This computer incident was linked to another issue during a time he had worked at another church. Moody is in jail without bail until they provide a sentence, which could be decades in prison.
He has not only stolen from a previous church, but back in 2000 he had stolen $20,865 from the Special Olympics of Pennsylvania. To add to his list of charges, he was involved with credit card fraud and sentenced to jail following probation in 2001. To get the job at Victory Fellowship Church, according to www.application-filing-service.com James committed identify theft and provided the church with false social security, driver’s license and date of birth. In result of this, the church has become severely limited in carrying out the church’s mission. Relying on donations in order to make it by, non-profit organizations such as these are debilitated in these instances.