Try 1 month for 99¢

PONCA, Neb. -- A Wakefield, Nebraska, accountant has pleaded not guilty to taking more than $109,000 from a church.

Michael Pommer, 45, waived his right to appear in person for arraignment and filed a written plea Wednesday in Dixon County District Court to 15 counts of theft by unlawful taking.

A self-employed CPA, Pommer is accused of making 15 transfers totaling $109,727 from two accounts at Salem Lutheran Church, of Wakefield, to his personal bank account and American Express account. One $14,412 transfer was made to the Internal Revenue Service to pay his tax obligations, according to court documents. The transfers, ranging from $1,750 to $15,000, were made during a two-year period from June 24, 2016, through Sept. 5.

An affidavit filed in the case showed that Pommer has reimbursed the church accounts for $114,570.

Subscribe to Daily Headlines

* I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its user agreement and privacy policy.

Copyright 2018 The Sioux City Journal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

0
0
0
0
0

Court reporter

Load comments