Church treasurer busted for stealing $150K to feed porn addiction

Pennsylvania man allegedly embezzled the funds over a four-year period, spending the majority on payments to an adult website.

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Saint Paul Lutheran Church in Unity Township, Pennsylvania
Saint Paul Lutheran Church in Unity Township, Pa.
(WPXI)

A Pennsylvania church treasurer was arrested this week after he admitted stealing over $150,000 from the parish coffers to feed his porn addiction.

Glenn E. Yothers, 56, allegedly embezzled the funds from Saint Paul Lutheran Church in Unity Township over a four-year period, while claiming the money was being spent on church bills and charity donations, WPXI reported.

But the treasurer of twelve years now stands accused of using the cash to do his own work rather than God’s, spunking a large portion on a pornographic website, according to court documents obtained by triblive.com.

Suspicions were first raised around two years ago when church council members approached Yothers with concerns that bills were not being paid in a timely manner.

“At one point, the utilities of the church were shut off and the church almost shut down due to Yothers not paying bills,” Trooper Robert Politowski reported in court documents.

A recent audit of financial records from February 2015 to December 2019 revealed that Yothers had allegedly transferred $150,606 from church accounts into his own personal account.

During police questioning, he admitted that numerous payments in that period from his debit card to the website “Flirt for Free” were “to individual people” on the site.

The now ex-treasurer confirmed that “Flirt for Free” was a pornographic website, confessing that things had “snowballed out of control,” according to Politowski.

He also told cops he was lonely at home in the daytime while his wife was at work.

Yothers was charged this week with theft by deception and theft by unlawful taking.

He was released on signature bond, and has a preliminary hearing scheduled for March 24.

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