More details emerged this week about accusations of financial thefts from a Roanoke church.
The new information came at a Tuesday bond hearing for Amy Mauck Krohmer, who was indicted Jan. 7 on three counts of embezzlement.
The indictments say Krohmer, 43, is accused of taking money from West End United Methodist Church between April 2017 and last September. Her association with the church is unclear.
At Tuesday’s hearing, defense attorney Tony Anderson said Krohmer turned herself in after she was indicted, and online records show she has been held since she was booked Jan. 16.
In his arguments for bond restrictions, Roanoke assistant prosecutor Don Wolthuis said the church called for an independent audit of its finances, and he estimated it suffered a loss of about $200,000.
“The defendant has made admission of substantial thefts,” Wolthuis said in court.
Judge Chris Clemens granted Krohmer a bond of either $1,500 in cash or secured by at least $25,000 in assets. He also ordered her to live with her mother and said neither she nor her relatives may contact anyone from the church.
During the hearing, Wolthuis further pointed out separate cases from 2009, in which Krohmer was charged in Roanoke Circuit Court with embezzlement, credit card fraud and credit card theft, all felony offenses.
The fraud charge ultimately was reduced to a misdemeanor count of filing a fraudulent credit application, to which Kromer pleaded guilty. She got three months in jail, suspended after two weekends, and she also saw the two remaining felonies dropped.
A sentencing order filed in the 2009 case makes reference to a “re-payment agreement with G.E. Money Bank” but does not include a specific dollar amount.