Onalaska woman who stole from church agrees to 10 years probation

Onalaska woman who stole from church agrees to 10 years probation
Linda Vincent (Source: Polk County Jail)

LIVINGSTON, TX (KTRE) - An Onalaska woman who stole between $30,000 and $150,000 from a church pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree felony theft and agreed to a plea-bargain deal of 10 years’ probation last week

Linda Lucille Vincent, a former employee of the First Baptist Church of Onalaska and the wife of a Polk County commissioner, was indicted on two counts of second-degree theft back in June of 2018. Vincent was arrested on the charges on June 28, 2018, and she was released from the Polk County Jail after she posted bail on a bond amount of $30,000.

According to the text of the indictment, Vincent stole an amount between $30,000 and $150,000 from First Baptist Church of Onalaska between January 2010 and August 2017. She also stole an amount in the same range from an elderly man between January 2017 and August 2017.

Allen Bramlett, the church’s pastor, confirmed last summer that Vincent was employed with the church and that she is married to County Commissioner Ronnie Vincent. At the time, Bramlett said the church would not be making comment on the case.

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