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Brooklyn Pastor Who Was Robbed Stole $90K From One Of His Parishioners

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Brooklyn Pastor Who Was Robbed Allegedly Stole $90K In Retirement Savings From One Of His Parishioners

Brooklyn Pastor Who Was Robbed Allegedly Stole $90K In Retirement Savings From One Of His Parishioners

The Brooklyn pastor who says he was robbed in the middle of giving his Sunday sermon stole $90,000 in retirement savings from one of his own parishioners, a lawsuit filed last year in Brooklyn Supreme Court alleges.

Lamor Whitehead, the bishop at Leaders of Tomorrow International Churches in Canarsie, is accused of convincing 56-year-old Pauline Anderson to invest nearly her entire life savings in one of his firms — with the promise that he could help her buy a home despite her bad credit history, the court papers say.

Anderson wrote Whitehead a $90,000 cashier’s check in November 2020 and relied on him to give her $100 monthly allowances to pay for her living expenses, according to the lawsuit.

After months went by in early 2021 without the monthly payments or progress on the home purchase, Whitehead allegedly told Anderson that he was treating her investment as a donation to his then campaign for Brooklyn borough president. He said he had no obligation to pay it back.

“Mr. Whitehead fraudulently induced Ms. Anderson to liquidate her entire life savings to pay him the ‘investment’ of $90,000.00, promising to use the funds to purchase and renovate a house for her,” alleges the lawsuit.

“Ms. Anderson was instead left with nothing but a vague promise by Mr. Whitehead to pay the funds back in the future followed by an assertion that he had no further obligation to do so.”

Anderson declined to comment through a family member, who said Anderson didn’t want to talk because the litigation is still pending.

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