Former Finance Official At San Angelo Cowboy Church Charged With Embezzling $30k To $150k

By: John Tufts, San Angelo Standard-Times

Arrest photo of Carla Jo Yancy
(Photo: Tom Green County Jail)

SAN ANGELO — A former official employed by the San Angelo Cowboy Church was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of stealing tens of thousands of dollars from the organization, records state.

A Tom Green County Grand Jury indicted Carla Jo Yancy in connection with a third-degree felony theft of taking currency valued at $30,000 or more, but less than $150,000, from the San Angelo Cowboy Church, according to the indictment.

Yancy was accused of theft on multiple dates from a three-year period beginning February 2015 until August 2018, records state.

An online LinkedIn profile for Yancy listed her employment with the San Angelo Cowboy Church as a Finance Administrator beginning September 2009 until present.

The Standard-Times reached out to officials at the San Angelo Cowboy Church who stated Yancy is no longer employed with their organization.

According to her LinkedIn page, Yancy's responsibilities as a Finance Administrator for San Angelo Cowboy Church included:

  • Yearly Budget for church as well as 14 ministries
  • Reconcile Bank Statement(s)
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Check Ledger
  • Benevolence
  • Weekly News & Activity Bulletin
  • Assist Pastor as needed

At about 5 a.m. Wednesday, April 3, 2019, deputies with the Tom Green County Sheriff's Office arrested and booked Yancy into jail, records state.

Yancy was released from jail at 1:28 p.m. that same day on a $10,000 personal-recognizance bond, according to online jail records.

As of April 3, online judicial records do not yet show when Yancy will next appear in court.

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