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May 13, 2013

Former First United Methodist Church financial manager arrested

STILLWATER, Okla. — The former financial manager for First United Methodist Church in Stillwater was arrested May 8 and posted $50,000 bail the next day.

Dana Sue Eckhart, 43, is is accused of stealing more than $141,000 from the church since 2009 by writing unauthorized checks and using the church's credit card. She is charged with embezzlement in excess of $25,000.

She has pleaded not guilty. Eckhart is scheduled to appear in court for preliminary hearing June 3.

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