Church Treasurer Pleads Not Guilty

A church treasurer in Simpson County pleads not guilty to stealing thousands of dollars from the church.

Judy Key was removed as treasurer at Round Pond Presbyterian Church late last year after the money was discovered missing.

A letter was sent to the congregation alleging Key had misappropriated more than $116,000 between 1998 and October of 2004.

Monday at her arraignment in a Simpson County courtroom, Key pleaded not guilty to six counts of theft by unlawful taking over $300.

A pre-trial hearing was set for August 22, at which time a trial will be scheduled.