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Former Treasurer Admits Stealing Thousands from Hatfield Church

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Stephanie Kligge, 35, of S. Main Street, Hatfield Borough. Credits: Hatfield Township Police
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The former treasurer of a Hatfield Borough church admitted Thursday to stealing more than $50,000 from its coffers between September 2012 and August 2013, and now faces up to 14 years in prison.

Stephanie Kligge, 35, of the 400 block of South Main Street, according to Montgomery County court records and The Times Herald, pleaded guilty to felony theft and theft by failing to make required deposits, for crimes committed as treasurer at Emmanuel Evangelical Congregational Church at 100 S. Main St.

According to reports, Kligge, now free on bail, falsified treasurer reports to cover up the thefts totaling as much as $100,000 and used the money to buy personal items

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A background investigation will be done on Kligge prior to sentencing, per reports. She may receive house arrest, primarily due to poor health.

 

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