Couple Sentenced for Church Theft

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KINGSTON -- A couple from Luzerne County is headed to prison for stealing from their own church.

Cherie and Keith White were each sentenced to a year and a half to five years behind bars.

In April, the couple pleaded guilty to taking nearly $175,000 from Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Kingston.

Court papers show Cherie, the former secretary of the church, gave herself extra paychecks and used a church debit card for personal expenses, and her husband took some of the money to pay bills.

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