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Woman Pleads Guilty to Church Embezzlement

Posted June 18, 2007 11:59 a.m. EDT
Updated June 18, 2007 2:30 p.m. EDT

— A Wake County woman pleaded guilty to stealing more than $170,000 from the church where she worked.

Authorities said Anita Copeland paid more than $260,000 in restitution to Ridge Road Baptist Church, where she worked for nine years.

Copeland was arrested in February on charges of writing checks to herself using church money, authorities said.