Anderson convicted in church theft

| December 10, 2009

A man has been convicted for stealing funds from the United Methodist Church in Hudson.

Terrance J. Anderson, 45, Hudson, was found guilty of one felony count and two misdemeanor counts of theft last Wednesday (Dec. 2). He entered a deferred agreement on the felony theft charge.

Judge Edward F. Vlack ordered Anderson to serve two years probation, 100 hours of community service, pay court costs and make a public apology to the congregation. Court records said he had paid restitution.

The criminal complaint said Anderson, who was hired as permanent youth director at the church on April 30, 2007, wrote some 33 checks payable to cash, endorsed and cashed them for his own use. The checks on the youth programs accounts totaled more than $13,955. He wrote the checks between June 13, 2007, and Oct. 25, 2008.

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