Former Cranston RI Pastor Faces Embezzlement Charges

Turn to, RI
March 22 2004

Former Cranston Pastor Faces Embezzlement Charges

CRANSTON, R.I. — A Cranston man faces charges he embezzled money
from his church, News Channel 10 reported.

Megerdich Megerdichian served as pastor of the Holy Cross Armenian
Apostolic Church, in Troy, N.Y., for 16 years. The congregation
removed him in 1998.

Prosecutors said he allegedly stole money and kept it in a secret
bank account.

Megerdichian has pleaded guilty to evading taxes, authorities said.