Virginia Pastor Gets 100 Years for Fraud, Other Charges

October 10, 2008

A Virginia pastor who pleaded guilty to fraud and other charges has been sentenced to 100 years in prison.

The Reverend Charles Shifflett received five years each on nine counts of obtaining money by false pretenses from his former congregation at Calvary Baptist Church, three counts of filing fraudulent documents to obtain a worker’s compensation award, five counts of obtaining money by false pretenses from two insurance companies and three counts of making false statements on state income tax returns from 2003 to 2005.

Shifflett also received a year in jail for making false statements on his 2002 state tax return.

The 57-year-old Shifflett is pastor of First Baptist Church, also in Culpeper. He was sentenced Wednesday.

Source: The Free Lance-Star.

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