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Woman Charged with Organized Fraud After Stealing Donations from Local Church

SPRING HILL – A Homosassa woman is facing Organized Fraud charges after she took donations from a local church to pay her mortgage and take a vacation.

On April 12th of this year, the Elder Board with Northcliffe Baptist Church mailed letters to its congregation, advising them of an investigation into its financial records.

Several members of the church reached out to R News regarding the investigation, claiming that an employee had been caught stealing donations.

Upon further investigation, it was determined that the Church Financial Secretary, 43-year-old Marcy Zeron was responsible for stealing nearly $10,000 in donations.

According to an arrest affidavit, Detectives interviewed Zeron at the Hernando County Sheriff's Office on April 22nd, where she confessed to using the funds to pay her mortgage and staying at an AirBnB in New York for Thanksgiving.

Zeron is accused of using stealing over $9,870.00 between April 2019 and March 2020.

Zeron was taken into custody and charged with one count of Organized Fraud and released on a $2,000 bond.

Zeron was an employee with the church for nearly ten years.

Northcliff Baptist Church is the meeting location for the Hernando County Republican Party, but there is no evidence that the organization had any involvement or knowledge of the thefts.

 

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