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Woman indicted, accused of stealing thousands from Canton church

KETK Tyler 3/28/2023 Darby Good
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VAN ZANDT COUNTY, Texas (KETK) – A woman was indicted by a Van Zandt County grand jury earlier this month, and is accused of stealing thousands of dollars from a local church.

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Donna Cory Drake was indicted on a second-degree felony charge of theft from a non-profit. The non-profit is named in the indictment as Lakeside Baptist Church where she is accused of taking between $30,000 to $150,000 between October 2018 and September 2022.

Drake was arrested for the charge from her indictment on Friday, and was released the same day after posting a $10,000 bond.

Second-degree felonies carry a penalty range of two to 20 years.

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