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Not Guilty Pleas in Church Theft Investigation

WGIL Newsroom . Local News 177

Two Kewanee residents are pleading not guilty to charges accusing them of stealing money from a Galesburg-based church.

56-year-old Sherry Currier, and her 58-year-old husband Darryl, both made the plea in Henry County Circuit Court this afternoon to Class-3 Felony charges of theft. It was originally thought the two would face Class-Two charges of Theft of between $10-thousand and $100-thousand, but court records indicate the theft charge is for between $500 and $10-thousand dollars.

Kewanee Police originally said the two took over $40-thousand in the case from the Community of Christ Church in Galesburg while Sherry Currier was its financial officer, based on an investigation conducted several weeks ago.

The two waived their rights to a preliminary hearing through their respective public defenders, meaning, no testimony was provided in court today.

The two were scheduled for July 24th pre-trial hearings, with trial starting as soon as the week of August 25th.

The Curriers are out of jail on $10-thousand recognizance bonds.