Last Sunday, a New York City bishop made headlines when he was robbed while attending church. Footage of the incident has been shared widely and shows the bishop slumped to the ground as masked thugs rob him of his multi-million Rand jewellery. Bishop Lamor Whitehead went online shortly after the incident to defend himself against criticism about his lifestyle and finances.
Regarding the theft, a new report reveals that Bishop Whitehead was accused of stealing from one of his congregations when he preferred to invest his money in his business.
NYC bishop accused of defrauding congregation
On Monday this week, police officers in New York City confirmed that Bishop Lamor Whitehead it was stolen while celebrating the Sunday church service on 24 July.
Many social media critics have criticized the bishop who often wears diamond rings and necklaces worth millions. He drives a Rolls Royce and has millions of dollars.
New York Post now reports that last year, the brilliant bishop was accused of taking from one of his congregations of $90 000 (about R143 million).
According to the document, the woman, Pauline Anderson, 56, the priest allegedly convinced her to pay her alimony and paid her $ 90,000 “money” in November 2020.
No reparations – or refunds
He also promised that his return would be used to renovate his house and give him $100 (R1.6 thousand) a month since he gave her all he had saved and needed money to get it.
Anderson said he was only sent one $100 in January 2021 but that was the only money he received from him.
He has filed a lawsuit against a bishop who bought a $4.5 million mansion in Hartford for himself.
“Anderson is seeking $1 million in damages for Whitehead’s “reprehensible conduct,” and for “losing his entire life savings,” the filing claims.
The case is still pending,” reports The Post.
The Bishop of NYC was recently accused of stealing R1.4m from the congregation!
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