Accused of embezzling church and charitable funds in December, the former treasurer of a children's outreach ministry now faces a second set of criminal charges.
This time, Nicole Abernathy, 36, of Emerson, is accused of embezzling from her employer, Law Premises on Northside Parkway in Atlanta, Cartersville Police Department Chief Tommy Culpepper said in a press release.
Today he announced Abernathy's later arrest and the charges—128 counts of forgery—related to the alleged theft of about $44,445 from the business. Police say Abernathy deposited the funds in her personal account at a local bank in Cartersville from February 2010 through November 2011.
In a separate case announced in December, Abernathy was charged in connection with the theft of about $20,500 from Trinity United Methodist Church's God’s Little Sprouts outreach ministry. The 55 counts of theft by conversion relate to incidents spanning from June 2010 through August 2011.
For a second time, Abernathy is housed at the Bartow County jail awaiting a bond hearing.