Pastor's act of goodwill backfires to tune of $60K

Feb 27, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Journal and Courier

It seemed like an ideal arrangement, at first. In January 2010, Alan Downing reached out to a down-on-his-luck friend by offering a place to stay at his mother's vacant Clarks Hill home.

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What a joke

Fort Wayne, IN

#1 Feb 28, 2013
This is truly disgusting. I hope this man serves a long long time.
Wow

Loogootee, IN

#2 Mar 2, 2013
It doesn't pay to be nice pastor. You need to be two faced to make it in Clinton County.
Virgin Mary

United States

#3 Mar 3, 2013
Details please!
fihhid

Pittsburgh, PA

#4 Mar 4, 2013
youtube.com/watch...
Whats the beef?
Tired of all the Crooks

Frankfort, IN

#5 Mar 4, 2013
You just need to be a Hypocrite Hillbilly.
Richard McCoy Jr

Frankfort, IN

#6 Mar 4, 2013
Tired of all the Crooks wrote:
You just need to be a Hypocrite Hillbilly.
Are we talking about Shan?
Wow

Michigantown, IN

#7 Mar 4, 2013
I don't think so, but isn't this the guy that worked with him of a few months?
Tired of all the Crooks

Frankfort, IN

#8 Mar 5, 2013
Great Guess, but I am actually talking about the other Hillbilly Hypocrite, Kim Eldridge Stevens, your mainstreet window person. the person that doesnt pay here employees Social Security benifits among other things.
Richard McCoy Jr

Indianapolis, IN

#9 Mar 5, 2013
Tired of all the Crooks wrote:
Great Guess, but I am actually talking about the other Hillbilly Hypocrite, Kim Eldridge Stevens, your mainstreet window person. the person that doesnt pay here employees Social Security benifits among other things.
Come on! If you are going to put this out there at least provide some proof.
Seriously

Frankfort, IN

#10 Mar 5, 2013
Tired of all the Crooks wrote:
Great Guess, but I am actually talking about the other Hillbilly Hypocrite, Kim Eldridge Stevens, your mainstreet window person. the person that doesnt pay here employees Social Security benifits among other things.
Sounds like bull crap to me. Here's an upstanding citizen trying to do good things for our community (Hot Dog Festival, bringing in money for the downtown flower pots, Christmas Decorations etc.)and you have to get on here and slam her. I would be ashamed. What has she done to you...did you work for her and get fired because of your crappy attitude???? It's really too bad that anyone in this town that tries to do good gets thrown under the bus by a bunch of Franktuckians that prefer to sit on their fat asses behind a computer and bitch about it.
Two times a week

Michigantown, IN

#11 Mar 5, 2013
Seriously wrote:
<quoted text>
Sounds like bull crap to me. Here's an upstanding citizen trying to do good things for our community (Hot Dog Festival, bringing in money for the downtown flower pots, Christmas Decorations etc.)and you have to get on here and slam her. I would be ashamed. What has she done to you...did you work for her and get fired because of your crappy attitude???? It's really too bad that anyone in this town that tries to do good gets thrown under the bus by a bunch of Franktuckians that prefer to sit on their fat asses behind a computer and bitch about it.
From what I've heard, you should speak to the guy who's mentioned in the act of goodwill backfiring. He's had some other backfiring on him from the aforementioned woman
Just saying

Noblesville, IN

#12 Mar 5, 2013
Seriously wrote:
<quoted text>
Sounds like bull crap to me. Here's an upstanding citizen trying to do good things for our community (Hot Dog Festival, bringing in money for the downtown flower pots, Christmas Decorations etc.)and you have to get on here and slam her. I would be ashamed. What has she done to you...did you work for her and get fired because of your crappy attitude???? It's really too bad that anyone in this town that tries to do good gets thrown under the bus by a bunch of Franktuckians that prefer to sit on their fat asses behind a computer and bitch about it.
Good job, Seriously. Sounds like a rumor that is none of his business to me.
Wow

Michigantown, IN

#13 Mar 5, 2013
Tired of all the Crooks wrote:
Great Guess, but I am actually talking about the other Hillbilly Hypocrite, Kim Eldridge Stevens, your mainstreet window person. the person that doesnt pay here employees Social Security benifits among other things.
So are you saying the guy in the article is a "hillbilly hypocrite"?
Thumbs up

Tampa, FL

#14 Mar 7, 2013
At least this guy has the balls to say that he was snookered and to do something about it.

Most people are so embarrassed about being taken advantage of that they wouldn't say a damn thing.

Hope he wises up and starts looking deeper at his friends and the congregation if they come asking for something.

Gives new meaning to "nice guys finish last" doesn't it?!?
Rumor patrol

Frankfort, IN

#15 Mar 7, 2013
If you only knew what a "nice guy" this man really is.
Give Details

Indianapolis, IN

#16 Mar 8, 2013
Rumor patrol wrote:
If you only knew what a "nice guy" this man really is.
Please tell
Main St Conversation

Indianapolis, IN

#17 Mar 8, 2013
Rumor patrol wrote:
If you only knew what a "nice guy" this man really is.
Heard this "nice guy" lost $10k to the Hillbilly Hypocrite.
Seriously

Tampa, FL

#18 Mar 8, 2013
Rumor patrol wrote:
If you only knew what a "nice guy" this man really is.
Can't be any worse than what happens on a daily schedule at Old Stoney.
Wow II

Tampa, FL

#19 Mar 11, 2013
Rumor patrol wrote:
If you only knew what a "nice guy" this man really is.
Don't leave us hanging in suspense...
Lost more

Tampa, FL

#20 Mar 14, 2013
Main St Conversation wrote:
<quoted text>
Heard this "nice guy" lost $10k to the Hillbilly Hypocrite.
We lost more than that.

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