Treasurer arrested after admitting to stealing money from local church organization

Posted at 3:25 PM, Jul 25, 2018

A Central Texas woman is in custody at the Hill County Jail after admitting to stealing thousands of dollars from a local church organization. 

Pamela June Alberts, 54, was taken into custody on July 25 by Whitney Police.

Police said they called her in for an interview after a theft report for missing funds was filed against her by the president of Ministerial Alliance Whitney, the nonprofit that Alberts was the treasurer for.

According to the arrest affidavit, Alberts admitted to taking money from Ministerial Alliance Whitney for her own personal use since 2017.

She confessed her actions to senior board members during a meeting on July 10.

During the meeting, she claimed to have stolen around $67,000. Further review of the organization's financial accounts shows that it was closer to $85,000.

The president of Ministerial Alliance Whitney told police the money is used to help citizens of the community with their water, rent and gas bills. It's also used for purchasing eyeglasses, window air condition units and school supplies. The largest part of the funding supports the local food bank.

The president added that some of the stolen money also came from donations supporting a construction project to build a new, larger food bank to service a growing community. 

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