Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Gallatin, Tennessee church treasurer charged with theft

A woman who was the acting treasurer of a small Gallatin church has been accused of stealing about $160,000 from the congregation.
Crystal Dycus, 30, of Gallatin is charged with theft of property over $60,000 and money laundering, according to Maj. Don Linzy of the Sumner County Sheriff’s Department.
The money allegedly stolen included about $30,000 in cash and and the rest CDs from Douglass Chapel United Methodist Church, according to Sumner County Sheriff Sonny Weatherford.
The church has a typical Sunday attendance of around 30. There hasn’t been any discussion of closing the church, but “the loss of that kind of money causes us to pay closer to our finances and bills,’’ Pastor Ron Wright said.
Dycus was not paid by the church, Wright said.
She has been released from the Sumner County Jail on a $7,500 bond. A court date is scheduled for this Friday.

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