Lubbock Man Accused of Stealing $250K Found in Colombia
A Lubbock man who was accused of stealing $250,000 from Christ The King Cathedral in Lubbock was located in Colombia.
KAMC News reports that Nathan Allen Webb began managing donations and paying bills at Christ the King in August of 2019. In March of 2021, Father John Ohlig had told the FBI that Webb had managed the Venmo and Paypal accounts for the church, and alerted them of the alleged embezzlement.
Ohlig said that Webb was embezzling thousands of dollars each month by making transfers from Christ The King's Venmo account into his own personal account. It's said Webb was in South America when some of these transfers were made.
Ohlig says he confronted Webb about the allegations, and on the same day, his PayPal account was closed.
An arrest warrant was issued on June 10th, and Webb was scheduled to fly on June 14th from Colombia to Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Webb's father told agents that he would submit to arrest in Fort Lauderdale after exiting the plane, but he never boarded it.
Colombian officials have said that they will detain Webb with a red notice from INTERPOL.
Ohlig has since submitted a letter of resignation from his position as Rector of the Cathedral. While he isn't implicated in the embezzlement, he says that it's best for the cathedral "to be handled by a different person as the faith community tries to move forward from this unfortunate incident."