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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
Daily
Mail
, Klein used the money to fund his addiction to gambling and stamp
collecting.

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
Ridlington
over 14 years from 1993.

Klein worked as a self-employed accountant and had a stamp dealing business

Further reading:

Court hears how accountant stole from NHS

Conman who posed as accountant jailed

Accountant jailed after blowing £340,000 on hooker

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