ALABAMA CHURCH SECRETARY ARRESTED ON THEFT CHARGE

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DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) – An Alabama woman is charged with embezzling about $25,000 from the church where she worked as a secretary.

News outlets report that 63-year-old Donna Renee Hall of Columbia surrendered Wednesday on a theft charge.

Investigator Scott Spivey says the arrest came after Cloverdale United Methodist Church in Dothan notified police that money was missing.

He says the money went missing over a 15-month period, starting last year when Hall worked at the church. Spivey says she used the church’s credit card and also wrote checks to herself.

Court records don’t show a defense lawyer who could speak on Hall’s behalf.

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10/24/2019 8:38:36 AM (GMT -5:00)

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