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Minooka Woman Confesses To Stealing Thousands From Channahon Church Over 5 Year Period

Kelly Schaeffer/Channahon Police Department

A Minooka woman turned herself into Channahon Police Department following an arrest warrant for her. Thirty-eight year old Kelly C. Schaeffer is accused of stealing approximately $53,000.00 from the Channahon Methodist Church’s preschool. Schaeffer volunteer as a treasurer, she transferred the money into personal accounts, using the fraudulent income to pay for personal expenses according to a press release from the Channahon police department. This continued over the course of 4 to 5 years.

Members of the church became suspicious of Schaeffer’s activity and moved to complete an audit of the school’s finances. Before an audit could be completed, Schaeffer admitted to theft and returned a portion of the stolen money. Schaeffer also provided a confession to Channahon police detectives.

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