BREAKING NEWS – Willingboro, New Jersey – A woman who volunteered as a financial secretary for her church has been charged with embezzling more than half a million dollars from it to pay for thousands of online purchases, her wedding, car loans, satellite TV and cellphone bills, according to officials.
Taisha Smith-DeJoseph is accused of stealing a total of $561,777 from St. Paul’s Baptist Church in Willingboro, N.J., over a five-year period ending in March 2019, according to the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office (BCPO).
According to the police that interrogated Smith-DeJoseph, her defense is without precedent. “I stole from God so only He can file charges against me,” she explained. “I have also been keeping track of all the money I’ve taken over the years, and I plan on getting a full time job when I get in heaven to pay back every cent, even if I have to work weekends and holidays.”