Let it never be said that Rudolf van B., the treasurer of a Reformed Church in the Dutch town of Zeewolde, is insufficiently ambitious. Over a period of five years, Van B. (for some reason, Dutch media usually don’t report the last names of suspects or convicts) robbed his own church, and the parishioners. He did so by falsifying records and diverting the princely sum of some 360,000 euros total — close to a half million dollars — to his own bank account.
A Dutch court sentenced him to 240 hours of community service and a year’s probation.
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