January 4, 2014

Cyber Criminals Target Adventist Church Funds


The world headquarters of the
Seventh-day Adventist Church has been the victim of cyber theft which has
defrauded the church of approximately five hundred thousand dollars. The theft
involved funds that were being transferred on behalf of a denominational

Church officials are cooperating
with federal authorities in the ongoing investigation and working with the
banks and insurance companies to determine what recoveries may be possible.
Although it cannot be ruled out at this time, indications do not suggest any
insider involvement.

WEB LemonCHURCH TREASURER: Bob Lemon is treasurer for the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. [ANN file photo}" class="img-right">“No personal information such as
private information, personal donor records or internal accounts were accessed
or compromised in the scheme,” assured church treasurer Bob Lemon, speaking to the Adventist News Network. “We are
modifying procedures to do our best to prevent this from happening again.”

Seventh-day Adventist Church
membership officially reached eighteen million members last month and is
represented in over two hundred nations.