Wife of Kingsport Pastor accused of stealing over $10,000 from church youth group
The wife of a Kingsport pastor, who is accused of stealing more than $60,000 from his church, is now facing charges for stealing from the church’s youth group.
A Sullivan County Grand Jury indicted Sharon Holder with theft over $10,000.
Kingsport police say she stole more than $10,000 dollars from Victory Apostolic Church’s youth group account.
This stems from a 2015 investigation where police charged her husband and pastor of the church, Boyd Holder, with theft over $60,000 and money laundering.
Kingsport Police Department Public Information Officer, Tom Patton, says the investigation began after members of the church asked law enforcement to look into their funds.
“There was some indication early on that she may have been involved. Cases like this involving embezzlement of lots and lots of monies from multiple accounts often require extensive investigation,” he said.
Boyd Holder’s trial is scheduled to begin on March 29, 2017.
Sharon Holder’s next court appearance is scheduled for December 2. She is out of jail on a $6,500 bond.