The former treasurer of the Houston-based Episcopal Diocese of Texas was arrested Thursday in connection with more than a half-million dollars that disappeared from a diocese fund. Ronald D. Null, 59, was arrested after a grand jury indicted him on a charge of felony theft on Tuesday, records show. He remained in jail Saturday in lieu of a $100,000 bail.From the Diocese's June 4, 2004 press release:
The money . . . does not appear to have been taken from any individual church accounts or from the diocesan or missionary budget accounts. Rather, these amounts appear to have been taken from The Church Corporation property accounts.
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Null has resigned from his position on the Executive Board, the Standing Committee and the board of El Buen Samaritano, Austin. He will not assume the treasurer’s position of St. Stephen’s School, Austin as previously intended.