A member of Latter-day Saint arrested for embezzling more than 55,000 US Dollars of Church funds

A member of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints was arrested and taken to trial for embezzlement of church funds for missionary work. It is assumed that Kobina Tachie Menson is his name.
As a traveling supervisor at the Resource Management Division of the Church Office in West Africa, Kobina’s job is to ensure that visas are issued to missionaries of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints.

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Kobina Tachie Menson is believed to have embezzled more than USD 55,000.00 meant for missionary work for the church. He is also believed to have forged and inflated receipts.

This revelation was brought to light when the church’s auditing department audited him in July 2018. To be sure of the matter, KPMG, an independent auditing firm was tasked to audit him again. The final report of KPMG was as same as the church.

When approached on the issue, he told his leaders at work that the money was spent on his school fees, and with time he was going to pay back the money to the church’s office. His failure to pay the money has led to his arrest and prosecution.

The complainant in this case is Marian Esiape, who is the Human Resource Manager of the Office of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints in West Africa.
As it stands, Kobina has pleaded not guilty and will testify before the court presided over by Mrs. Afia Owusua Appiah on 22 July 2020.
We will follow up on this story and will bring you update when necessary.

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