Treasurer of Adventist School in Berrien Springs Accused of Embezzling Nearly $230,000
14 January 2019 | Sarah Kurtz, the former secretary/treasurer of Village Adventist Elementary School in Berrien Springs, Michigan, has been arraigned for the alleged embezzlement of close to $230,000 from the school between 2011 and 2018.
According to Berrien County Prosecutor, Michael Sepic, the alleged embezzlement happened via “automatic bill payments, use of the school’s debit card for personal purchases, fund transfers to a personal account and by cash payments.”
Although news of embezzlement by a former treasurer had surfaced in November of last year, Kurtz was only named this month. She was arraigned on January 10 with bond set at $10,000.
According to 16WNDU, further court dates have not been set as the original judge recused himself. The case will now be transferred to the nearby town of St. Joseph.
According to Niche.com, Village Adventist Elementary School, located close to Andrews University, has 165 students and offers grades K-8.