HOUSTON TX Oct 1 2011 AP– A former church employee has been accused of using a church credit card for her personal use.
Pamela Doran Perkins, 45, has been charged with theft.
Houston police said Perkins stole more than $22,000 from the preschool operations at Cleark Lake United Methodist Church.
“It’s very tough and we are very saddened by it,” Senior Pastor Tony Vinson said.
Perkins worked in the preschool program for more than 11 years.
Detectives said members of the church’s finance committee noticed “questionable” charges in May.
According to court documents, Perkins used one of the preschool’s program’s credit cards to buy gas, groceries, meals at fast-food restaurants and to pay utility bills. The charges took place over a two-year period, officials said.
“It was difficult to hear,” Vinson said.
Police said Perkins confessed to stealing the money, but she hasn’t said why.