TROY, Mich. (AP) – The former manager of a Catholic church in suburban Detroit is returning to court for her sentence in a case that brought scandal to the prosperous parish.
Janice Verschuren kept her divorced husband on health insurance at St. Thomas More Church in Troy at a cost of $26,000. She’ll get her sentence on Monday in Detroit federal court.READ MORE: Live Updates: At Least 19 Children, 2 Adults Killed After Shooter Opens Fire At Texas Elementary School
The case began with felony charges of fraud and conspiracy involving her boss, the Rev. Ed Belczak, who embezzled more than $500,000. But Verschuren pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor involving insurance in a deal with prosecutors. She cooperated with investigators.READ MORE: Stellantis, Samsung Plan Indiana Electric Car Battery Plant
Belczak is serving a 27-month prison sentence. The priest used some stolen cash to buy a Florida condominium from Verschuren. He said he wanted to live like the people he served.
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