Stratford pastor accused of bilking parishioners

Mar 19, 2014 Full story: WTNH 58

A Stratford pastor has been charged with stealing more than $170,000 from an elderly church member, while police are investigating similar allegations involving other older parishioners.

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Mrs Bob

Stratford, CT

#27 Mar 26, 2014
Thank you everyone for your support! All things look like they have worked out!

“'never'”

Since: Mar 11

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#28 Mar 26, 2014
Mrs Bob wrote:
Thank you everyone for your support! All things look like they have worked out!
How so? Gave some of the stolen funds to the judge?
Bernie MadeOff

Mills River, NC

#29 Mar 26, 2014
The SPD needs to put Capt. Popick on this case.
Churches or Chapel Street - It's all the same.
Popick can put it to rest and clear the pastor once and for all.
It's not like the guy stole a car - it's just a clerical misunderstanding.
Bernie MadeOff

Mills River, NC

#30 Mar 26, 2014
Get the spreadsheet on Bob's budget.
Let Popick go over it line by line.
Put that FBI Training to good use.
Perfect case for another exceptional clearance.
Stats are looking good.

“'never'”

Since: Mar 11

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#31 Mar 26, 2014
Bernie MadeOff wrote:
Get the spreadsheet on Bob's budget.
Let Popick go over it line by line.
Put that FBI Training to good use.
Perfect case for another exceptional clearance.
Stats are looking good.
True, and they did let that detective drive around in a stolen Lexus for a year or two.

Since: Aug 10

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#32 Mar 26, 2014
Thanks Citizen, now I know where my stolen Lexus.is. That is where I keep my money.

“'never'”

Since: Mar 11

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#33 Mar 27, 2014
America Gentleman Samuel wrote:
Thanks Citizen, now I know where my stolen Lexus.is. That is where I keep my money.
That's actually Franklin's money, although you might save it for the parking fees at the next Elton Jon concert.

“'never'”

Since: Mar 11

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#34 Mar 27, 2014
Today should be the last day of this cold weather! This has been the worst season ever- the cold has been relentless. I almost don't believe it will ever be warm again.
Servant of god

Stratford, CT

#35 Mar 27, 2014
Bernie MadeOff wrote:
Get the spreadsheet on Bob's budget.
Let Popick go over it line by line.
Put that FBI Training to good use.
Perfect case for another exceptional clearance.
Stats are looking good.
You speak in riddles. This is a simple mistake where the FBI is not needed? ANd no high ranking member of the stratford police need not be looking into this.

“'never'”

Since: Mar 11

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#36 Mar 27, 2014
Servant of god wrote:
<quoted text>
You speak in riddles. This is a simple mistake where the FBI is not needed? ANd no high ranking member of the stratford police need not be looking into this.
Ok, I've notified the police. All charges were dropped about 45 minutes ago.
Jack C

Bridgeport, CT

#37 Mar 27, 2014
Bob the cop wrote:
Pastor bob is an awesome guy! He is the reason I joined the church!
This story makes me want to join this church, so long as they still have rich old ladies in it
Servant of god

Stratford, CT

#38 Mar 27, 2014
Why do you people have such hatred inside your bodies? The Lord has told us to forgive people for their misdeeds. Just move on to a different subject and leave this worshipping church alone!

“'never'”

Since: Mar 11

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#39 Mar 28, 2014
Servant of god wrote:
Why do you people have such hatred inside your bodies? The Lord has told us to forgive people for their misdeeds. Just move on to a different subject and leave this worshipping church alone!
Just as soon as the THIEF returns all the money he STOLE to it's rightful owner.

“'never'”

Since: Mar 11

Location hidden

#40 Mar 28, 2014
I realize you're just role playing… you're pretty good.
Bernie MadeOff

Knoxville, TN

#41 Mar 29, 2014
Crafty is right - there are lots of well-off seniors here in Stratford.

There are enough wealthy folks to go around.

Pastor Bob has shown us the best way to help them.

Is it ok if I get a BMW?

Then I can drive the ladies to the bank in style and comfort.

Please triple your Sunday offerings for the next several months to help cover legal costs to clear up this minor financial misunderstanding.

Servant of god

Stratford, CT

#42 Mar 29, 2014
Role playing? Surely you jest. I believe in few things but I do believe that Pastor Bob is a good decent man. Did he make a mistake? Apparently so, but he has repented and who are any of us to judge.
Taxes

Stratford, CT

#43 Mar 29, 2014
I say we just raise taxes in stratford and pay everyone back! Harkins won't mind, he is good at it!
Miron 2017

Bridgeport, CT

#44 Mar 29, 2014
Bring back Jim
D Ponzi

Landrum, SC

#45 Mar 30, 2014
This went on under Miron's watch.
At least now someone is trying to help the elderly victims.

And for those who just want to forgive and forget - I can help you with your finances.
Just send me your passbook, check book, car title, credit cards and safe deposit box key.
You can hold on to your jewelry for now- I trust you.
Travis the chimp

Bridgeport, CT

#46 Mar 30, 2014
Bob the cop wrote:
Pastor bob is an awesome guy! He is the reason I joined the church!
If Pastor Bob ever stole from me I'd rip his face off

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