Posts Tagged ‘Fraud’
Posted by doctore0 on August 10, 2015
Gawd is money
FRANKLINTON, La. — U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite charged a Northshore pastor with hiding money to avoid reporting it to the federal government. The pastor, Jerry Wayne Cox, is a close friend of former St. Tammany Parish District Attorney Walter Reed.
The bill of information accuses Cox of one count of structuring, essentially moving more than $100,000 around to avoid reporting it. The charge involves financial transactions from 2011 when Cox allegedly deposited $70,000 into one bank, took a portion out in cash, then deposited almost all the rest in another bank. Cox allegedly withdrew most of that cash from the second bank.
Cox’s church, Faith Tabernacle, is a Pentecostal church with its opulence hidden in plain view in a small town outside Franklinton in rural Washington Parish.
The 72-year-old pastor built the church over the years. Cox lives in a multi-million dollar mansion a few miles from Faith Tabernacle. That home sits behind an iron gate gilded with his name on it
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Posted by doctore0 on May 18, 2015
Ehrrm all faith healers are bogus :)
Police have issued a new warning about bogus faith healers who trick people into handing over cash for ‘cures’ for everything from cancer to financial trouble.
Officers spoke out after recovering a number of advertising leaflets in the Belgrave area of Leicester in the past couple of weeks.
They also confirmed two suspects are currently under investigation for allegedly conning people out of money.
The force has previously spoken out against ‘healers’ who claim to be able to use prayer to lift curses, heal broken marriages and solve financial problems.
Others who have targeted the city have said they could cure illnesses including cancer and HIV.
Inspector Ben Gillard, commander of Leicester’s Spinney Hill Park police station, said his officers had been alerted to a new batch of leaflets which have been delivered to homes or left on car windscreens in recent weeks.
Insp Gillard said: “This is still very much a live issue because people are still being subjected to these leaflets being put through their front doors or left on their cars.
“The danger is vulnerable people will turn to these people for help.
“They are predators and they will promise anything as long as it makes them money.
“The people who do this know that if they knock on 100 doors they will find someone who will believe in them and give them money.
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Posted by doctore0 on May 8, 2015
All faith healers are swindlers or insane or combination of that!
A self-described faith healer has filed a lawsuit against atheist video blogger Stephanie Guttormson after she posted a video debunking his claim that he was a medical professional.
Guttormson, who is Operations Director for the Richard Dawkins Foundation, posted a video to YouTube last December explaining why she was skeptical that Adam Miller’s 1977 near death experience (NDE) gave him special abilities to heal people.
“Let’s start by pointing out that the germ theory of disease accounts for how illnesses affect us,” Guttormson pointed out. “He makes this claim that these experiences in your lives and traumas create dark cellular structure — whatever that is — and that by invoking this magic spirit, it will come down and break up this — quote, unquote — dark cellular structure.”
“Sometimes we want the answers so badly and want to help so badly that we’ll believe just about anything,” she added in a subsequent video. “Usually out of fear and hopelessness and desperation.”
“Adam Miller is a charlatan, he’s a swindler, he’s a snake oil salesman. You risk your lives delaying or forgoing proper medical treatment by going to him for help. And more importantly, for believing his unsubstantiated claims.”
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Posted by doctore0 on March 21, 2015
It’s probably safe to say that Dave Ramsey has shitloads of money, Scrooge McDuck piles of cash that he has acquired over a long life of telling overs how to make money for a nominal fee. Taking on the persona of so many self-help speakers from the 1990’s Ramsey promotes a Christian lifestyle of managing wealth and remembering to thank Jesus once you’re stinkin’ rich. A website, Bible Money Matters, recently mocked Ramsey’s brand new multi-million dollar house, asking how he could show off his success instead of following the teachings of Jesus to help the less fortunate. Ramsey shot back that it was Jesus’s money, and that he was just taking care of it. Because apparently god hears you better from a nice pad and its probably even better in a private jet.”
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Posted by doctore0 on February 1, 2015
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Posted by doctore0 on January 28, 2015
Religion = The Ultimate “Nigerian” scam
Being a man of God has its advantages as some have become very rich through their churches and other investments.
Many pastors worldwide are building multi-million dollar empires, flying around in private jets, driving fancy cars and being owners of breathtaking mansions all over the world.
These millionaire men of God are very popular all over the world.
RichestLifestyle has compiled a list of 10 richest pastors in the world and their individual net worth. Among the 10, 5 of the pastors who made the list are from Nigeria, with Bishop David Oyedepo, founder of Living Faith Ministries aka Winners Chapel, topping the list.
Below is the top 10 richest pastors in the world as of 2014:
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Posted by doctore0 on January 24, 2015
The Rachel Maddow Show, MSNBC, 1-23-2015
Gov. Bobby Jindal, (R-Louisiana)
God’s Prophet Cindy Jacobs
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Posted by doctore0 on January 17, 2015
“A bestselling Christian book that claims to detail a boy’s trip to heaven and his return to Earth is being pulled from stores after one of its co-authors admitted he made the whole thing up.
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Posted by doctore0 on November 18, 2014
Prompted by news coverage of alleged illegal activity by pastors promising miracles, Kenya’s attorney general has banned new religious organizations from registering as the East African nation moves to enforce stricter regulations on churches, mosques, and temples.
The registration ban will be in place indefinitely, and existing religious organizations must file details of their registration status and financial returns, according to the Daily Nation. Meanwhile, Kenyan attorney general Githu Muigai will meet today with religious leaders from organizations including the Kenya Episcopal Conference, the National Council of Churches of Kenya, the Hindu Council of Kenya, the Supreme Council of Kenya Muslims, and the Inter-Religious Council of Kenya to discuss what new regulations might look like, according to First Digital TV.
Mark Kariuki, chairman of the Evangelical Alliance of Kenya, said in advance of Friday’s meeting that Muigai’s move to stop church registration and regulate churches amounted to persecution, according to Kenya’s Standard.
“We call on all Christians to support us and stand with us,” he said. “When it comes to matters of faith, people are willing to die for the faith and we will stand firm with the church.”
The government response came after TV station KTN’s Jicho Pevu and Inside Story broadcast a “Prayer Predators” exposé of preacher Victor Kanyari, whom the station claimed had been making money from his followers by asking them for advance payment for prayers and miracles
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