At at Joel Osteen Church Plumber finds hundreds of envelopes filled with cash checks

Date Added: December 04, 2021 06:45:37 AM
Author: Sutra Web Directory
Category: Society & Culture: Religion & Spirituality


A plumbing repair at Houston pastor Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church in November has resulted in the discovery of hundreds of envelopes filled with cash and checks hidden inside a bathroom wall, according to a KHOU 11 report.

A man named "Justin" in November called into the KILT-FM radio show 100.3 The Bull claiming he had found "about 500" envelopes filled with cash and checks hidden behind tile and insulation while repairing a toilet at the megachurch on Nov. 10.

"We went to go remove the toilet and I moved some insulation away and about 500 envelopes fell out of the wall and I was like 'Oh, wow,'" the man said. "I went ahead and contacted the maintenance supervisor that was there and I went ahead and turned it all in," the man told KPRC2. 

A Lakewood Church representative confirmed the discovery Thursday, stating that an amount of money had been discovered on the church premises and the authorities had since been contacted. "Recently, while repair work was being done at Lakewood Church, an undisclosed amount of cash and checks were found," the statement said. "Lakewood immediately notified the Houston Police Department and is assisting them with their investigation."

While the amount of money found remains unknown, the discovery comes seven years after $600,000 in cash and checks were reported as having been stolen from a safe in the church in March 2014. Police never made an arrest in the case, and a $25,000 award offered by Crime Stoppers for information revealing the culprits' remains unclaimed.

~ Via Chron