Sentencing was postponed from April 2 to April 30 in the case against Donald Ray White of Hannibal, who had previously pleaded guilty to two counts of wire fraud.

Sentencing was postponed from April 2 to April 30 in the case against Donald Ray White of Hannibal, who had previously pleaded guilty to two counts of wire fraud.

White was charged after Antioch Baptist Church of rural Hannibal was destroyed by a suspicious fire on Dec. 20, 2016, and the church discovered $320,888 was missing during the years White served as church treasurer, from 1994 to 2016. He has not been charged regarding the fire.

His sentencing is scheduled at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 30, in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri in St. Louis.

Federal court documents alleged White stole from the church by systematically paying himself with church funds, though he did not draw a salary as church treasurer. White was arrested on two counts of wire fraud stemming from an investigation following the church fire.

As treasurer, White wrote all the checks for the church and was a signatory on the church’s F&M Bank account. The indictment indicates White may have stolen from the church throughout the duration of his time as treasurer.

White had little oversight from other church board members in his position, according to court records.

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