Woman arrested over Plymouth church fraud

A woman has been arrested over allegations of fraud after about £10,000 went missing from a Devon church.

Police are investigating the allegations which relate to St Boniface Church in Plymouth.

A woman, 47, was arrested on suspicion of fraud and released on police bail until 2 February.

Devon and Cornwall Police said the allegations related to incidents between 2005 and 2011.

Det Supt Mark Newnham said: "The matter was referred to police by the Church of England Diocese following a review by a forensic accountant.

"A financial investigation unit is looking into the matter."

A spokesman for the Diocese of Exeter said: "We are doing all we can to support the church community while the police inquiry is under way."

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