The President of Sandhills Student Assistance, Inc, which operates under the name Matthew 25:40, has been charged with 7 felony counts of obtaining property by false pretense.  

Kenneth Alexander Rahal, age 75 of Aberdeen, was arrested Wednesday evening and placed under a $10,000 bond, according to arrest records.

The investigation is ongoing, so Aberdeen Police Department cannot comment at this time on the amount of money embezzled, according to Aberdeen Police Captain Craig Armstrong. 

Matthew 25:40 began approximately 3 years ago and has become a powerful force in Moore County to help homeless and at-risk students.

The non-profit provides meals to almost 1700 students daily throughout Moore County. The charity is overseen by a board of twelve members from the community.  It has the support of a large number of churches and businesses in the area and has continued to expand. 

Rahal previously worked for Habitat of the Sandhills as the Donations Coordinator, and he has also served as a Chaplain at Cox Funeral Home in Vass.

Rahal has an October 10th court date.

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