A former Mercer County pastor is facing embezzlement charges. According to a criminal complaint, Christopher Stansell is charged with taking more than $10,000 from First Christian Church in Princeton. Authorities learned that a member of the church noticed a discrepancy in church tithes the individual had paid when they received a yearly statement. Investigators believe Stansell deposited checks from the church into his personal account.
Stansell is also accused of breaking and entering and destruction of property, among other charges.
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