News

Ex-Minister Sentenced In Check Cashing Scheme

View Comments
File photo of a prison cell. (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

File photo of a jail cell. (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a former minister has been sentenced to more than 12 years in prison in a check cashing scheme.

Authorities say 37-year-old Jesse Jefferson Flournoy II has been sentenced to 148 months in prison.

Prosecutors say Flournoy’s fraudulent check cashing scheme involved more than 80 checks that were either distributed as fraudulent tax returns or were stolen from the mail before reaching the intended recipient.

Authorities say Flournoy also served as the leader of the Transformation Empowerment Christian Center in Augusta.

The former minister is also ordered to serve three years of supervised release and pay more than $450,000 in restitution.

(© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,172 other followers