Pennsylvania Woman Who Started Her Own Church Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison for Forced Labor of Church Members and Defrauding Hotels

Tracie Dickey, also known as Tracie Williams, bishop and head of Deliverance Tabernacle Ministries in a video uploaded to YouTube in 2016. | YouTube/Dr. Tracie Dickey D Min D D

A Pittsburgh woman will spend the next 12 years in prison for forcing members of her church to work certain jobs.

Prosecutors say 57-year-old Tracie Dickey also pocketed members’ money and directed them to defraud various hotels.

A federal judge in Chicago sentenced her on Monday.

Dickey was a self-appointed bishop of Deliverance Tabernacle Ministries, an organization she founded and proclaimed to offer faith-based services in Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Florida.

SOURCE: CBS Pittsburgh