Former minister’s wife accused of stealing church money

GHENT, N.Y. (NEWS10) – The wife of a former Ghent minister has been accused along with her husband of stealing money from the Bible Baptist Church.

Joyce Osbourne appeared in Columbia County Court Thursday morning with her attorney and entered a not guilty plea. Osbourne works at Columbia Memorial Hospital and was released on her own recognizance.

Her husband, James Osbourne, lives in Granville and has been charged with Larceny in the Third Degree.

Prosecutors said he stole tens of thousands of dollars form the church between 2010 and 2014.

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