Fox 26 news has learned AN ASSOCIATE PASTOR HAS BEEN ARRESTED FOR STEALING MORE THAN A QUARTER OF A MILLION DOLLARS FROM HIS CHURCH IN HOUSTON.
HARRIS COUNTY PROSECUTORS SAY 55 YEAR OLD RUSSELL THOMPSON IS CHARGED WITH FELONY THEFT.
HE’S ACCUSED OF STEALING $284,503.10 FROM THE CITY OF REFUGE CHURCH WHERE HE SERVED AS AN ASSOCIATE PASTOR.
INVESTIGATORS SAY THOMPSON CREATED A SEPARATE ACCOUNT AND DEPOSITED CHECKS INTENDED FOR THE CHURCH OVER A TWO YEAR PERIOD.
Thompson’s attorney Tyrone Moncrieff says his client has admitted to stealing the money and now all he wants is forgiveness!