LAFAYETTE, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A northern New Jersey man was spared a prison sentence for stealing more than $67,000 from a church.
Cody MacMillian will serve one year of home detention and three years probation instead, according to Sussex County prosecutors. He pleaded guilty to the theft charge in December.
MacMillian, of Wantage, was also ordered to pay the Lafayette Federated Church $63,723 in restitution.
County prosecutors say over the course of a year, MacMillian, who was an usher, would cash checks made out to the church into his own account. The amount stolen reached $67,003.04.
Church officials said they didn’t notice the missing money until they reviewed their financial records and found a “substantial amount of money” was gone.
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