Police: Woman steals $35K+ from church

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A Newville woman has been accused of stealing more than $35,000 from the Mt. Holly Springs United Methodist Church.
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single and free

Gardners, PA

#1 Jul 9, 2009
it's a pretty sad state of affairs when you stoop so low as to steal from a church
Molly

Beachwood, NJ

#2 Jul 9, 2009
Jane Marie Poth violated the trust placed in her.
The church now realizes controls are needed. A second set of eyes needs to take a look at how money is being spent. It is true that "opportunity makes a thief." Mt. Holly Springs UMC has learned that lesson. Selah.
Smoke and Sunshine

United States

#3 Jul 9, 2009
Talk about someone with no morals! Geesh! This woman ranks lower than whale feces.
Snarky Rules

Riverside, NJ

#4 Jul 9, 2009
I guess that puts the lie to the old saw, "The Lord helps those who help themselves!"
Before the Bible scholars jump in let me say that it's not really biblical ( just like jtb's 4F is phoney.)
Hebsiba

Gardners, PA

#5 Jul 9, 2009
I wonder how this finally came to light.
Son of One

Chambersburg, PA

#6 Jul 9, 2009
DONT BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU READ/HEAR ABOUT IN THE MEDIA!

Just so all of you know.... that church was NOT going to file charges on this woman but had to so that they could the 35k from the insurance company. That Chruch has been in financial trouble for quite some time. So dont judge. You have no idea what actually took place!
XXX

Philadelphia, PA

#8 Jul 9, 2009
Son of One wrote:
DONT BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU READ/HEAR ABOUT IN THE MEDIA!
Just so all of you know.... that church was NOT going to file charges on this woman but had to so that they could the 35k from the insurance company. That Chruch has been in financial trouble for quite some time. So dont judge. You have no idea what actually took place!
So since the church is in financial trouble, I guess it's ok to take their money. It doesnt matter if the church was going to press charges or not. A thief is a thief. Reality is, only child molesters rank below her.
Dungholio

Gardners, PA

#9 Jul 9, 2009
Son of One wrote:
DONT BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU READ/HEAR ABOUT IN THE MEDIA!
Just so all of you know.... that church was NOT going to file charges on this woman but had to so that they could the 35k from the insurance company. That Chruch has been in financial trouble for quite some time. So dont judge. You have no idea what actually took place!
Sure we do.
The devil made her do it!

EYEROLL
Ann

Beachwood, NJ

#10 Jul 10, 2009
Son of One wrote:
DONT BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU READ/HEAR ABOUT IN THE MEDIA!
Just so all of you know.... that church was NOT going to file charges on this woman but had to so that they could the 35k from the insurance company. That Chruch has been in financial trouble for quite some time. So dont judge. You have no idea what actually took place!
How does what you've said change the fact that she misappropriated $35K of the church's funds? If the church has been in financial trouble for, say, five years, that does not alter the fact that Jane stole the money. Of course, the public can, and will, judge the woman's deviant behavior. She's accountable for her actions.
kaput

King Of Prussia, PA

#11 Jul 13, 2009
This is a shame. I was pretty good friends with Jane's sons back in high school. She's a great person to know...too bad she did something like this.
I hope everything works out as it should for the church and the Poth family.
exorcist

Newville, PA

#12 Jul 13, 2009
hopefully she has exercised the demons.
Son of One

Blain, PA

#13 Jul 20, 2009
XXX wrote:
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So since the church is in financial trouble, I guess it's ok to take their money. It doesnt matter if the church was going to press charges or not. A thief is a thief. Reality is, only child molesters rank below her.
lol. i would go into explaining the whole story behind this and how you know nothing about this story but... I think I would just be waisting my time with all of you. I know what happend because she is my mother and i know who and how she is. I've known her for 26 years. Think what you want and say what you want. Its like beating a dam horse with you mentally retarded imbread toothless dumbFuC$s
Snarky Rules

Riverside, NJ

#14 Jul 20, 2009
Son of One wrote:
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lol. i would go into explaining the whole story behind this and how you know nothing about this story but... I think I would just be waisting my time with all of you. I know what happend because she is my mother and i know who and how she is. I've known her for 26 years. Think what you want and say what you want. Its like beating a dam horse with you mentally retarded imbread toothless dumbFuC$s
Sounds like you need some "churchin' up" there Son of One!
lol

Newville, PA

#15 Jul 20, 2009
Son of One wrote:
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lol. i would go into explaining the whole story behind this and how you know nothing about this story but... I think I would just be waisting my time with all of you. I know what happend because she is my mother and i know who and how she is. I've known her for 26 years. Think what you want and say what you want. Its like beating a dam horse with you mentally retarded imbread toothless dumbFuC$s
Looks like she taught you real well!
no son of one

Barnegat, NJ

#16 Jul 20, 2009
son of one - go back into the trailer and shut the door. You flunked out of GED training class and now you think your are a letter writer. I'll bet you are as proud of yo mama as yo mama must be sooooooo proud of you.
Snarky Rules

Riverside, NJ

#17 Jul 20, 2009
exorcist wrote:
hopefully she has exercised the demons.
Sadly, demons that are exercised (combined with proper a diet) only become thinner and stronger. I would recommend that the demons be exorcised.

“Not fallen”

Since: May 08

WalMartBoro, PA

#18 Jul 20, 2009
XXX wrote:
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So since the church is in financial trouble, I guess it's ok to take their money. It doesnt matter if the church was going to press charges or not. A thief is a thief. Reality is, only child molesters rank below her.
...and drug dealers are above.
wandawhy

Newville, PA

#19 Jul 27, 2009
Son of One wrote:
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lol. i would go into explaining the whole story behind this and how you know nothing about this story but... I think I would just be waisting my time with all of you. I know what happend because she is my mother and i know who and how she is. I've known her for 26 years. Think what you want and say what you want. Its like beating a dam horse with you mentally retarded imbread toothless dumbFuC$s
before you comment on the intellect of someone, you might try using your spell check: waisting=wasting; happend=happened; imbread=inbred; & it's "beating a dead horse, not dam horse. I'm sorry for the impact of this news on family. It's true that the newspaper only prints the facts & there's always a story behind the story. She may have gotten herself in a position that left her feeling she had no choice & believed this was her only option at the time. We all make poor choices at one time or another but her punishment will go far beyond judgment from a jury of her peers - she will always hear the whispers from her community long after she serves her time. It's good that she has your support.
Sandy

Marysville, PA

#20 Jul 27, 2009
I would move.
TheTruthandTheLi ght

Wilmington, DE

#21 Jul 27, 2009
Churches have been stealing from people for thousands of years.

If you are foolish enough to give to a church, you have been duped. They don't care about your soul or your salvation, they want your wallet.

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