Women steal $450,000 from Columbus church

COLUMBUS, Ga.   - Two women accused of stealing $450,000 from a church will have to pay back the money.

Nikiena Bowden Rogers, 37, and Lalinriafaye Wilson Williams, 44, each pleaded guilty to six counts of theft by taking in Muscogee County Superior Court. Judge Frank Jordan Jr. sentenced Rogers to five years in prison followed by 45 years of probation. Williams received 50 years of probation.

Rogers is a former bookkeeper for the church. Williams was a friend of hers. Each must pay back the stolen money.

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