After Justin, Joel Austin, the man responsible for finding money in the church, revealed that he was “upset” because he had not heard from the megacharch, knowing that he would receive $ 20,000.
In 2014, the Lakewood Church offered $ 20,000 for anyone with information to make an arrest. After the lawsuit was settled out of court, the church offered the money to crime stoppers.
“Houston’s Crime Stoppers is a public safety organization that promotes public safety in all communities. We believe we all need to work together to keep Houston safe and prosperous. In 2014, Lakewood Church paid us 20,000 to work on the case. In 2016, they chose to donate those funds to our operations. Today, we are giving this Good Samaritan the same amount of money and wishing him and his family a great holiday season, “said Mancarius.
Lakewood Church declined to comment further but would cooperate in the investigation.
As previously reported, in 2014, $ 600,000 in checks and cash were stolen from Pastor Joel Austin’s Houston MegaCharch, a safe at Lakewood Church. Although a large reward was given for providing information to individuals, the case remained unresolved until Justin received the money.
Justin initially talked about finding money on 100.3 FM The Bull on a radio show, “The Morning Bullpen with George, Moe and Eric”. He called out, “I went to the toilet and I removed some of the insulation, and about 500 envelopes fell off the walls. I was like, ‘Oh wow.’ I got my flashlight and it lit up. “
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