God's Little Sprouts treasurer arrested after allegedly embezzling over $20K

Nicole Abernathy

The treasurer of a Bartow County charity has been arrested after allegedly embezzling church funds.

Nicole Abernathy, age 35, of Emerson, was arrested and charged with the theft of approximately $20,492 from the Trinity United Methodist Church located at 824 West Avenue in Cartersville, Cartersville Police Chief Thomas Culpepper said in a news release.

Abernathy was the treasurer of an organization called God’s Little Sprouts

and had allegedly embezzled funds out of an account in the amount of $20,492, Culpeppere reported.

The incidents began

in June 2010 and contin-ued through August 2011, Culpepper reported.

Abernathy was arrested and charged with 55 counts of theft by conversion, according to Culpepper.

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