Tuesday, March 27, 2012

West Michigan pastor embezzled funds

Meanwhile, close to home, authorities in West Michigan say a pastor embezzled between $50,000 and $100,000 from his church.

WOOD-TV reports the Kent County prosecutor's office last week authorized a warrant charging the Rev. Arthur Pearson Sr. of Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church in Grand Rapids.
An email seeking comment from Pearson was sent today by the Associated Press and a message was left at the church.

Speaking at the church on Sunday, Pearson's mother Zelda Ford denied the allegations. She says he didn't take any money.

Also Sunday, Grand Rapids police said officers were called to the church after a morning service because some members refused to leave and wanted to discuss the situation involving the pastor. Police had been monitoring the church's probe of its funds.

A career move into Banking somehow seems appropriate!