- A plumber explained that he got a call about a loose toilet at televangelist Joel Osteen’s megachurch, and during the repair, uncovered “bags and bags” of cash and checks in a bathroom wall.
- The discovery came several years after the megachurch reported that $600,000 in cash and checks were stolen from a safe at Osteen’s Lakewood Church in 2014, representing just one weekend of contributions.
- “Justin said the church or HPD never thanked him or reached out to him about $25,000 reward money,” KRPC Channel 2 reported, referring to the reward offered by Osteen after the “theft.”
John Wright from Rawstory writes:
“A plumbing repair at televangelist Joel Osteen’s megachurch in Houston reportedly led to the discovery of “bags and bags” of cash and checks in a bathroom wall.
The discovery came several years after someone stole $600,000 in cash and checks from a safe at Osteen’s Lakewood Church, according to a report from KRPC Channel 2. The station suggested that whoever stole the money in 2014 may have been hidden it in the bathroom wall.
A plumber named Justin, who works for a large contractor, told the station he got a call about a loose toilet at the church on Nov. 10.
“Justin said he started working on the toilet and had to remove the tile and insulation,” the station reports. “Once he removed the insulation, he discovered about 3,000 envelopes full of checks. Some had cash in it. Justin said he called the church’s maintenance supervisor and had to stay at the church for almost seven hours.”
Houston police investigators later questioned Justin and removed the rest of the wall, discovering “bags and bags” of money and checks…”
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