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Edmond church's former business manager faces 8 felony counts

Bill Dwight Coyle, 52, the former business manager of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Edmond, was named in charges presented Friday in Oklahoma County. The district attorney's office accepted and filed the charges late Monday afternoon, Edmond police spokeswoman Jennifer Monroe said.
BY MATT DINGER Modified: December 17, 2012 at 10:56 pm •  Published: December 17, 2012

Before the complaint was filed with police this summer, the church hired an independent firm to review records, according to a statement issued by the church.

“During a recent parish assessment project, a possible misappropriation of church funds by a church employee was discovered. In consultation with the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, an independent CPA firm was retained to conduct a review of certain books and records of the church to ascertain what had actually happened. While the CPA firm's review was limited to certain accounts and records of the church, it did confirm the misuse of church funds,” according to an email statement issued in July.

No one answered the church phone Monday evening, and Coyle's attorney was not available for comment. has disabled the comments for this article.


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