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Treasurer accused of embezzling more than $100,000 from Carter County church

November 19th, 2013 6:51 pm by John Thompson, NET News Service

Treasurer accused of embezzling more than $100,000 from Carter County church

SILAS EDWARD SAMS

ELIZABETHTON — A man described as a long-time treasurer at Beck Mountain Baptist Church, 2797 Siam Road, has been charged with stealing church funds.

Silas Edward Sams surrendered to the Carter County Sheriff's Department on Monday following his indictment by a county grand jury on a charge of theft over $60,000.

Sheriff Chris Mathes said an investigation of Sams began after church leaders came to the sheriff's department seeking help.

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