Ex-administrator sentenced to prison, forced to pay $1.22 million for stealing from local church

Ex-administrator sentenced to prison, forced to pay $1.22 million for stealing from local church
A former church administrator was sentenced to 10-20 years in prison and forced to pay restitution of $1.22 million for stealing from Westminster Presbyterian Church. (WPXI)

UPPER ST. CLAIR, Pa. — A former church administrator was sentenced to 10-20 years in prison and forced to pay restitution of $1.22 million for stealing from Westminster Presbyterian Church.

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Reiter pleaded guilty in October to receiving stolen property, theft, forgery, access device fraud, tampering with records and unlawful use of a computer. He pleaded no contest to conspiring with his wife, who faces trial later this year.

Reiter was hired by the Upper St. Clair church in 2001 as an administrator, and Allegheny County prosecutors said the money was stolen over the course of about 17 years.

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