KSP: Owensboro pastor facing felony theft charge for spending church money

March 23, 2023 | 2:39 pm

Updated March 23, 2023 | 2:39 pm

Ken Shaver

An Owensboro pastor is facing a felony theft charge after police allege he spent more than $10,000 of church money without approval, according to Kentucky State Police.

Kenneth Alan Shaver, 62, of Utica, was arrested Tuesday and charged with Theft by Unlawful Taking or Disposition of Property $10,000<$100,000.

Shaver is a pastor at Greater Vision Baptist Church, according to their website.

According to the arrest citation, Shaver “was found to have fraudulently spent a dollar amount exceeding $10,000.” The funds belong to the church operating fund, and the purchases were not approved, according to the citation.

Shaver is currently lodged in the Daviess County Detention Center. His arraignment in district court is scheduled for 8:45 a.m. Friday.

March 23, 2023 | 2:39 pm

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