A Muskogee, Okla., woman charged with embezzling more than $10,000 from a local church also is a federal mortgage loan originator licensed to represent a local bank, according to national registry records.
Prosecutors filed a felony embezzlement charge this week against Toni Danielle Hodgson, 29. The Nationwide Mortgaging Licensing System and Registry lists Hodgson as a "licensed federal mortgage loan originator" authorized to represent Tulsa Teachers Credit Union in Muskogee.
The registry indicates licenses are renewed annually in January, and notes Hodgson has been the subject of no complaints. Calls to TTCU on Friday to verify her employment were not returned.
Muskogee Officer Aaron Dunlap alleges in a probable cause affidavit that Hodgson embezzled funds from Lighthouse Assembly of God, which is located at 1301 E. Okmulgee Ave. Dunlap further alleges Hodgson spent "church funds on personal items totaling approximately $10,261.67."
Those personal items, according to Dunlap's probable cause affidavit, included such things "electric bills for another location, Amazon shopping, restaurants, and several other personal charges." The embezzlement allegedly occurred between May 1 and June 30.
Hodgson, according to court documents was employed by the church in an unspecified capacity during that time. Multiple calls to Lighthouse Assembly of God seeking comment were not returned.
Hodgson was arrested Wednesday on the felony warrant. Court and jail records show she was released on a $10,000 bond about 90 minutes after her arrest.
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