While most pastors use donations to support Christian causes, Lamor Whitehead, aka New York City’s “Bling Pastor,” was arrested by federal agents for allegedly scamming his parishioners out of over $100,000 in donations meant for the church.
She revealed to the pastor that she was struggling to pay her mortgage, and he offered to help her. After doubting his intentions, Anderson ultimately decided to give Whitehead her retirement savings because she believed him to be a “supposed man of the cloth” who had previously helped her son secure housing.
Whitehead was previously sentenced to two years in state prison for identity fraud and grand larceny charges. He was released early on good behavior in 2006. This latest scandal has left his parishioners and followers reeling as they come to terms with the reality of the “Bling Pastor’s” actions.