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.
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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