Barry R. Herr, former treasurer of the Lower Susquehanna Synod, has been sentenced to 30 months in federal prison and two years of supervised release.
He was ordered to pay $799,998 in restitution. Herr, 62, was arrested in March and charged with misappropriating more than $1 million in synod funds (May 2008,"Former synod treasurer accused of funds misuse"; see also the synod Web site).
To date, he has returned about $300,000 to the synod. Herr told the court: “I’ve stolen money from the very people who trusted me. I have a hard time living with myself.”
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