The Christian Broadcast Network website reports today (March 21, 2012) that a Milwaukee, Wisconsin woman -- convicted of embezzling $400,000 from the Catholic Church where she worked -- has been sentenced to three years in prison.
Darlene Vodvarka pleaded guilty last month to two charges of felony theft. Her sentence yesterday included an order to pay back the money within the next five years.
Before her sentencing, the 57-year-old read a statement tearfully apologizing to St. Matthew's parish and to her family.
She told the judge that she does not have a drug or gambling problem, and that she used most of the money on her family.