Church Embezzlement Sentencing Delayed

By: Blaine Tolison Email
By: Blaine Tolison Email

Items stolen from the Episcopal Church of the Advent will be the main focus of a local auction. Just some of the 700 antiques worth over a half million dollars are on display at Affiliated Auctions off of Apalachee Parkway.

The items were bought by 51 year old Roseanne Stone. Stone, who stole the money over a four year time span--was in court Monday and attorneys agreed to delay her sentencing.

The church will try to recoup some of the money by auctioning off the antiques. John Whitworth, the owner of Affiliated Auctions and Realty said, "Of course it's a church and they do a lot of work for the community and we're well known for doing our charity work and charity auctions throughout the community on pretty much a monthly, quarterly basis. When they explained to us the vastness of it--we did the best we could to accommodate them."

The auctioneer says some of the items being sold are valued at several thousand dollars. The auction for the embezzled antiques has been set for January 24th beginning at noon. To find out more about Affiliated Auctions and Realty and the items being sold, there is a convenient link to their web site below.


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  • by Matthew Hardy Location: Japan on Sep 14, 2010 at 08:11 AM
    John Whitworth has defrauded a collector in Japan of over $175,000.00 in antique Japanese Samurai Swords in December 2009. Zero $ recovered . Mr Whitworth is currently being investigated for SHILL Bidding fraud for Tens of millions of dollars on Ebay Live auctioneers proxibid auctiomns and Art fact auctions .
  • by Commonsense Location: Tallahassee on Dec 24, 2008 at 03:17 AM
    She stole 500K from a church... thats just wrong on many levels. Hopefully the judge makes an example out of her, but I know a hot, hot place thats waiting on her reguardless.
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