A Tennessee man has been charged with stealing nearly $200,000 from a church where he worked for two years, reports said Tuesday.
Daniel Meadows, 32, had access to funds from Long Hollow Church in Hendersonville as part of his job, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said in a news release after the investigation.
Meadows served as campus operations specialist and executive assistant at the church for two years, This was reported by FOX17 Nashville. The church announced that he had been fired pending an agency-reported theft investigation.
Special agents began an investigation on June 22 after the church reported that a large amount of money had been stolen.
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The investigation revealed that Meadows had access to church funds as part of his job and that he stole approximately $198,755, the agency said.
“As you can imagine, this news has been devastating for our staff,” the church said in a written statement. “We are seeking justice for the financial abuse that has been perpetrated, as well as mercy and healing for our fellow sin victim. Please join us in praying for Daniel and his family in the coming days.”
Meadows was charged Dec. 2 with one count of theft of property. He was arrested Monday and booked into the Sumner County Jail on $7,500 bond.