Most entries on these pages only contain arrests, charges, or indictments, which may eventually be reduced, dropped, or expunged, and as such, these actors may in fact be innocent in a court of law. These are just a few of the theft incidents we have identified. There are many more to be uploaded, so please check back.
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- Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, South Hutchinson, KS. Juan Gregorio Garza-Gonzalez (pastor) arrested for stealing approximately $14,000 from his church. Kansas News Local Crime.
- Christ United Methodist Church, Salisbury, NC. A report of stolen checks and related fraud. No arrests. Blotter: Salisbury church reports theft, fraud of personal checks.
- Charlotte Road Baptist Church, Nashville, TN. Matthew Wray was arrested on allegations he stole in excess of $10,000 value. He was caught on surveillance camera. Man arrested for stealing from Nashville church.
- Kenneth Glasgow (pastor) arrested, The Ordinary People’s Society, Dothan, AL – Already charged with murder, Dothan pastor arrested again.
- Eugene Guidroz arrested, St. Francis Cathedral (Religious chains), Houma, LA – Houma man steals from Catholic Church, knees officer in head during arrest
- The Church at Downtown, $7,000 in electronics, Tulsa, OK – VIDEO: Thief targets downtown Tulsa church.
- William Townsend (pastor) stole rent payments when employed in apartment office. Jackson Memorial Baptist Church. Atlanta, GA – Youth pastor arrested for allegedly stealing rent payments.
- Kenneth Glasgow (pastor) arrested for stolen license plates. Dothan, AL – Pastor accused of capital murder arrested for theft.
- Jeff Countryman (former pastor) investigated for stealing church funds, agreeing to pay them back. Countryside Christian Church. Clearwater, FL – Former Cape Coral pastor accused of stealing church funds.
- Sean M. Massaro (ministry director) was arrested for stealing from donation envelopes. All Saints Church, Glen Rock, NJ – Glen Rock’s All Saints Church youth ministry director accused of stealing collection money.
- Robert Lee Mosley arrested for grand theft ($120,000) from Mount Bethel Baptist Church & money laundering. Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Man who Detroit pastors accused of taking money from churches arrested in Florida.
- Robert Keith (pastor) arrested for credit card theft, money laundering and forgery. New Ebenezer Baptist Church, Newark, NJ – Bookkeeping Pastor Robs Plumbing Company of $700,000: Prosecutors.
- Unidentified female on video, St. Benedict’s Roman Catholic Church, New York, NY – Caught on Camera: Woman Steals Donation Box From Church.
- Life Church South, Oklahoma City, OK. James Lee Smith (church security guard) arrested for attempted grand larceny for stealing cash from the collection plate. Life.Church security guard charged in collection plate theft.
- Cape Christian Fellowship Church, Cape Coral, FL. Jeff Countryman (pastor) arrested for theft of in excess of $30,000. Former pastor accused of stealing $30,000 from Cape Coral church.
- Daniel Iampaglia (pastor), arrested for stealing church offering caught on security camera. Rock Church, New York, NY – NYC Church Pastor Caught Stealing, Still Leading Services: Members.
- Denis Roy (pastor), New Day Church, Brownsburg, IN – Brownsburg pastor arrested in Goodwill theft.
- Cases to be added. Please check back.
- 2013 – Juanita Bynum (evangelist) arrested for failing to appear for civil court proceeding regarding a large debt. Dallas, TX.
- Kris Erskine (pastor) arrested for taking money for hurricane victims and scholarships. Shilo Baptist Church, Bethany Baptist Church, Harlem & Bryan, TX – Former Bryan Pastor Arrested, Bonds Out of Jail.
See also: embezzlement, purse-snatching, fraud