The former pastor of a Houston church allegedly stole more than $200,000 from his congregation, according to a report.
Toddrick Deshaun Johnson, 36, has been charged with theft and using deception to secure an executive document relating to stolen parishioner funds from Paradise Missionary Baptist Church, according to court documents obtained by the Houston Chronicle.
Johnson, who was hired in 2017, forged the church president’s signature in financial documents and then stashed $201,552 into a secret account, board members alleged in court papers.
The hidden funds went undiscovered until a financial audit in 2018, the newspaper reports.
Johnson then left the church when he was confronted about the missing money and is “no longer returning calls,” court documents show.
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SOURCE: New York Post, Joshua Rhett Miller