Dayton woman indicted for stealing from a church

Stacy Bowling (Kettering Mugshot)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Prosecuting Attorney Mat Heck, Jr. announced today that Stacy Bowling, 40, of Dayton, has been indicted for grand theft for stealing money from her employer, a church.

Between July 2014 and October 2015, Bowling stole approximately $45,000 from the victim, St. Albert the Great Catholic Church. Bowling was employed by the church as the cafeteria manager and was in charge of that business account.

She wrote checks and made debit card purchases from the church’s cafeteria account for her personal use.

Bowling was indicted today on one count of Grand Theft, a 4th-degree felony. If convicted, she could face up to 18 months in prison.

Prosecutor Heck added, “This defendant abused the trust the church gave her to support her lifestyle. Stealing from a non‐profit hurts the victim not only financially, but it can create distrust in the members of the parish that their donations are being protected.”

She is scheduled to be arraigned on February 2 at 8:30 AM. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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