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Cash Scam with Pastors as Patsies in Texas

August 25, 2013

Police say North Texas pastors are victims of scam

Posted: Saturday, August 24, 2013 2:55 pm | Updated: 6:02 am, Sun Aug 25, 2013.

Associated Press

Several North Texas pastors have been the victims of a scam in which a man uses a hard-luck story to convince people to give him money with the promise of repaying it with cash from his mother’s will, police said.

Authorities believe the man has targeted 10 churches in the Tarrant County area and that the scam might date back to 2005, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported (

Police believe the man has stolen about $5,000 from victims.

“A lot of the people meeting with him and giving him money are pastors,” said Fort Worth police detective A.L. Fincher. “They’re more likely to want to believe in the good of people and want to help people.” Read More HERE>>>