Crystina Bock

Crystina Bock

LADERA RANCH - A former church secretary who pleaded guilty Tuesday to stealing more than $200,000 in church donations will be sentenced to five years in prison, county prosecutors said.

Crystina Renee Bock of Ladera Ranch used to work part-time as the financial secretary for the Compass Bible Church in Aliso Viejo.

The 38-year old mother of 3 was arrested at her home back in September on suspicion of 62 counts of grand theft, Orange County sheriff's spokesman Jim Amormino said.

Bock worked at the church from June 2005 until she was fired in September 2008, Amormino said.

She allegedly stole cash and checks and had some check-payers make them out to CBC -- the initials of the church, but close enough to her own initials to allow her to cash them into her personal account, Amormino said.

Someone noticed a "discrepancy" with one of the checks and alerted the sheriff's department, Amormino said.