Houston Associate Pastor Charged With Stealing More Than 250K from Church

(FOX 26)
(FOX 26)

An associate pastor has been arrested for stealing more than a quarter of a million dollars from his church in Houston.

Harris county prosecutors say 55 year old Russell Thompson is charged with felony theft.

He’s accused of stealing $284,000 from the City of Refuge Church where he served as an associate pastor.

Investigators say Thompson created a separate account and deposited checks intended for the church over a two year period.

He’s out on a half million dollar bond.

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