Church missing $64,000

QUEENSBURY - A church is missing $64,000 from its bank account and a Glens Falls woman faces felony theft charges.

Mary Jane Love-Fisher, 61, is accused of stealing the funds from the West Glens Falls Community Church over a period of nearly five years through numerous withdrawals.

The church pastor initiated a financial review that exposed the discrepancies, leading to an investigation begun by the Warren County Sheriff's Office May 14. The investigation lead to the May 23 arrest of Love-Fisher on a charge of second-degree grand larceny. A conviction on this charge would carry a sentence of five to 15 years.

Love-Fisher was arraigned in Queensbury Court and released on her own recognizance. She is due to re-appear on June 27.

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