A member at our church confessed to a major non-violent crime against the church, was convicted and sentenced recently. This person apologized to the church in writing immediately upon confession. The pastor and deacons have been counseling this person. He professes to be truly saved but fell into sin.This convicted criminal seems now to be truly repentant, although we recognize that he could be lying as he did while committing and covering his crimes at church. The church members have forgiven this man (as far as can be determined) and the witness of the church to the community has be positive through out the publicity of the court proceedings. The church desires to restore the man to fellowship after his years of time are served. The question: should this criminal be removed from membership while incarcerated? or should this brother remain a member even while in jail?