Hands in the cookie jar: Pastor charged with stealing $253,000

It was a pretty simply ploy according to prosecutors.  Set up a separate account called with “Ministry” in the name of it; forge your treasurer’s signature, and you’re off to the races.

Not sure how he got the money into the account without being caught…

… for TEN YEARS.

// Read the story here…

Lessons:

1.  If you’re a pastor… DON’T TOUCH THE MONEY

2.  If you’re a pastor… DON’T TOUCH THE MONEY… EVER.

3.  If you’re in a position of authority, make sure you don’t let the pastor touch the money… ever.

4.  Set up safeguards when counting and accounting for the money… every cent of it.

QUESTION:  is there ever, EVER a way that this kind of thing could go on in a church for ten years and not be discovered by anyone? I think not… if the proper accountability methods would have been in place.

What think you?

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  1. Carlos
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