Ex-Pastor Found Guilty In Embezzling $1M From Church


 A ex-pastor faces up to 90 years in prison after being convicted on Wednesday of embezzling more than $1 million from his former church.

A Franklin County Common Pleas judge found David Thompson guilty of several charges, including theft, money laundering and tampering with records, 10TV News reported.
Thompson was convicted for embezzling money from The World of Pentecost Church, located at 3431 East Main Street, between 1998 and 2007.

Prosecutors said Thompson spent church funds on luxury cars, a pool, a boat and hair treatments, 10TV News reported.

He testified earlier this month that he used money from the church's building fund for his lifestyle, but said it mostly went to run the church.

Thompson is scheduled to be sentenced on Dec. 1.

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