Accountant accused of stealing from church takes plea deal

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WAKEFIELD, Neb. (AP) — An accountant accused of stealing nearly $110,000 from a northeast Nebraska church has taken a plea deal.

Dixon County District Court records say 46-year-old Michael Pommer, of Wakefield, is scheduled to be sentenced on Sept. 23. He pleaded no contest earlier this month to one count of theft. Prosecutors dismissed 14 counts in exchange.

Prosecutors say Pommer took the money from two bank accounts of Salem Lutheran Church in Wakefield without church officials’ authorization. The records say the bank account transfers occurred from June 24, 2016, to Sept. 5 last year.

A court affidavit says Pommer has since reimbursed the church nearly $115,000.

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