A former church employee has been charged with stealing donations from a Kearney church.
Online court records say a preliminary hearing is scheduled Thursday for 41-year-old Joseph Walters.
Walters is accused of stealing donations from a locked cabinet in the pastor's office at Prince of Peace Church in October.
Investigators say Walters had been present on at least one occasion earlier when the Sunday collections money was removed from the cabinet and on another occasion when the collection money was being counted.
Walters also faces a felony charge of marijuana possession for sale.
He remains in Buffalo County Jail, pending $100,000 bail. His attorney didn't immediately return a call Tuesday.