‘Devil Duo’ burglars looted six St. Mary’s County Churches of altar chalices, crucifixes in 1991 crime spree; All Faith Church history

This church was the target of the Devil Duo, a couple of Wiccan followers who broke into nearly a dozen churches in St. Mary’s County in the early 1990’s and stole crosses, chalices, and other alter items.

Scams & Fraud of Shannon Johnson: A reverend and the money of his churchgoers are soon separated by a con-man

A Corona, California, man was sentenced yesterday to serve six years in prison to be followed by three years of supervised release in connection with a fraudulent advance fee scheme and tax evasion.

Shannon Johnson, 51, formerly of Laytonsville, Maryland, was sentenced by Chief U.S. District Judge Deborah K. Chasanow, who also entered an order that Johnson forfeit $3.7 million, and as a special condition of his supervised release, cooperate with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in determining all taxes owed for tax years 2002 through 2009, and to pay the IRS all additional taxes, interest and penalties.

Church fire fought by firefighters in three-alarm disaster to historic Spring Hill Episcopal in Hebron Md.

(July 22, 2014) – Deputy State Fire Marshals are currently on the scene investigating the cause of a church fire which was reported earlier this morning at 11:12 A.M.

The fire was reported to the 911 Center by a passerby.

Numerous fire departments from Wicomico County and Delaware responded to the fire which quickly escalated to three-alarms. It is estimated nearly 100 firefighters are still currently extinguishing the blaze.

THE CHESAPEAKE TODAY now on newsstands from Glen Burnie to Ocean City

The monthly print edition of THE CHESAPEAKE TODAY can now be found on newsstands all over Maryland. Reaching far beyond the Southern Maryland region, look for THE CHESAPEAKE TODAY in major stores in Prince Georges County, Anne Arundel County, Baltimore County, Queen Anne County, Talbot County, Worcester and Wicomico on Maryland’s Eastern Shore as well as in Delaware. The print edition will soon be distributed in Northern Neck Virginia as well. Advertisers may reach Larry Jarboe at 240-298-5253 or Ken Rossignol at 301-535-8624.