HOUSTON — A plumber doing repairs at Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church has made a discovery — cash stashed in a wall inside the Houston megachurch.
Church officers didn’t affirm the quantity however did say that cash was discovered.
In an announcement to KHOU, a consultant from Lakewood Church stated: “Not too long ago, whereas restore work was being finished at Lakewood Church, an undisclosed amount of money and checks have been discovered. Lakewood instantly notified the Houston Police Division and is helping them with their investigation. Lakewood has no additional remark at the moment.”
The discovered cash is believed to be related to a theft that occurred in March 2014 the place the church reported that no less than $600,000 in money and checks was taken.
KTRK reported that $200,000 in money and $400,000 in checks was lacking.
However police might have gotten a break within the case when a plumber who referred to as himself Justin phoned right into a morning radio present this week, saying that he had discovered the lacking money on Nov. 10 at Lakewood Church, KPRC reported.
“Went to go take away the bathroom and I moved some insulation away and about 500 envelopes fell out of the wall and I used to be like ‘oh wow,’” he recounted throughout the broadcast.
He stated the envelopes contained money and checks, KPRC reported.
Crime Stoppers provided a $25,000 reward, however the cash was not discovered, KHOU reported. However the reward was just for info resulting in an arrest and an excessive amount of time has handed, which means the plumber won’t obtain the reward, regardless of discovering the lacking cash, KPRC reported.
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