A Pastor And His Wife Arrested For Felony Theft Charges Allegedly Taking Church Money

 A pastor and his wife are facing felony theft charges after state troopers said they stole funds from Calvary Tabernacle Church on Packer Island. Gary and Cindy Smith, of...

 A pastor and his wife are facing felony theft charges after state troopers said they stole funds from Calvary Tabernacle Church on Packer Island.

Gary and Cindy Smith, of Milton, are accused of misusing more than $8,000 in funds from the church after a complaint was filed by a former employee, troopers said.

The investigation showed the Smith’s were using funds for various credit card bills and personal bills, troopers said.

The Smiths were arraigned before Sunbury District Judge Mike Toomey this morning. Both were released on $10,000 unsecured bail.

Court papers say Cindy Smith allegedly instructed the treasurer to make payments on approximately 20 personal credit card bills and other personal bills. It was also determined the Smiths collected more money from the church than originally agreed to in a signed contract in 2010.

The couple was arraigned at the office of Magistrate Mike Toomey, and both were released on $10,000 unsecured bail.

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