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Why church fraud happens more often than you think

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As pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Wahpeton, N.D., the Rev. Alan R. Werth said he stayed far away from the congregation's money. He didn't want to be accused of mishandling funds.

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So when Werth found out in 2001 that the church's secretary just down the hall stole more than $160,000 over three years or more by writing checks to herself, he felt shocked and devastated.

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