Former church secretary indicted

November 30, 2004|TODD KLEFFMAN

A former church secretary of Trinity Episcopal Church in Danville has been indicted on 36 felony counts of theft from the church.

Kristin M. Goodlett, 27, of 1008 Coleman Court, Harrodsburg, is accused of taking more than $10,000 from the church from March 2003 through April of this year.

"The basis for the indictments are that she was employed at the church and, as part of her duties, she directed and signed checks," said Commonwealth's Attorney Richard Bottoms.

"The allegations are that checks were written for improper amounts and extra checks were written."

Goodlett could not be reached for comment today.

She has not yet been served with the indictments or arrested, according to court records. Bond has been set at $10,000.


Rev. Robert Kirkpatrick, pastor of Trinity Episcopal, could not be reached for comment.

Phone calls to the church, located at 320 W. Main St., were not answered this morning.

According to the indictments, Goodlett embezzled more than $300 from the church on 36 different occasions. The first theft occurred on March 5, 2003, and they continued each month, sometimes as often as three times a month, through April 7 of this year, the indictments state.

Theft of more than $300 is a Class D felony.

If convicted of the charges, Goodlett could be sentenced to a maximum of 20 years in jail, Bottoms said.

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