Former Church Employee Among Indicted

By: Meredith Stancik & KBTX Staff Email
By: Meredith Stancik & KBTX Staff Email

A former church employee accused of stealing thousands of dollars from a child day care program is indicted by a Brazos County grand jury.

Melissa Ramirez, 38, is charged with three counts of forgery and one count of theft.

The former director of the Covenant Presbyterian child care program is accused of pocketing upwards of $58,000 worth of funds.

She was confronted by church leaders who found problems in their records. Ramirez reportedly admitted to stealing the money because of family debt and her greed.

A 67-year-old man is also among those indicted.

Gene Enders of Lakehills, Texas is accused of having a sexually explicit conversation on-line with who he thought was 13-year-old girl.

Instead, it was a detective with College Station Police Department's Internet Crimes Against Children Taskforce.

Enders is charged with three counts of online solicitation of a minor.

A Bryan man has also been indicted for aggravated robbery.

Markie Lamar Mitchell is accused of entering Ponzio's convenience store on San Jacinto Lane in Bryan, in October of last year.

Investigators say surveillance tape shows one of the gunmen leaping over the counter and holding a gun to the clerk's neck.

While the other two took cash from the register.


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