“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will recognize them by their fruits.” (Matthew 7:15-16).
A pastor in New York was reportedly caught stealing money from the offering nine times.
When he was caught, Rev. Daniel Impaglia said he stole the money because he was not being paid well.
Impaglia, who preaches at Evangelical Rock Church was arrested in November 2015. He has since been released but elders at the church insisted that he step down after members caught him on hidden camera repeatedly stealing from collection envelopes.
“They don’t pay me enough,” a prosecutor quoted Impaglia as saying during his court hearing.
Impaglia has been accused of stealing from collection envelopes nine times in less than a month.
Although a faction in the church want him to resign from his position, he has refused to do so and showed up the following week to conduct church services.
“I thought he would have a little bit of shame,” a board member said, “It’s not like we are suspecting theft, we have videotape of him actually stealing the money and putting the money in his pocket.
“It’s shameful because this is a church, but we are not going to have wolves in sheep’s clothing running the show and abusing the sheep,” the board member added.
8 January, 2016.