Jail time for church accountant
£70,000 stolen from two churches
Accountant Derek Klein, 53 from Ridington, who stole £70,000 from two
churches over 23 years has been jailed for 16 months
According to the
Mail, Klein used the money to fund his addiction to gambling and stamp
Klein was treasurer at two local parochial church councils.
He admitted to stealing £57,000 from St Andrew’s Church at Bacton near North
Walsham, Norfolk, between 1984.
In Janaury last year, he pleaded guilty to a charge of stealing £13,000 from
St Peter’s church at nearby
over 14 years from 1993.
Klein worked as a self-employed accountant and had a stamp dealing business