WEST SENECA, N.Y. – St. David’s Episcopal Church has fired its treasurer, accusing the former employee of stealing $55,000 from the congregation.

Leaders with the church in West Seneca are gathering documents to hand over to police.

St. David’s handed out a letter to members earlier this month to explain the firing.

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“I would like to express how proud I am of our vestry members; and how incredibly grateful I am for the many hours they have spent applying their abundant gifts and talents to resolving these issues,” the letter said.

2 On Your Side reached out to the Episcopal Diocese of Western New York. A spokesperson said the diocese is confident its insurance will cover the bulk of the losses.

There have been no arrests connected to this case, according to a West Seneca detective.

“It’s very difficult when churches are betrayed,” a diocesan spokesperson said.

Despite the alleged crime, that spokesperson said Holy Week services continue as normal and the ministry at St. David’s is “as strong as ever”.