October 5, 2022

Plumber Who Found Money at Joel Osteen’s Church Rewarded With $20,000 After Slamming Pastor for Not Thanking Him

The plumber who unearthed 1000’s of {dollars} whereas doing a restore at Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church will obtain a $20,000 reward.

On Tuesday, Crime Stoppers of Houston introduced that the plumber, Justin, would obtain the reward cash initially put up for details about the church’s 2014 theft. That $600,000 theft has remained unsolved. Nevertheless, the Houston Police Division has verified that checks discovered by Justin have been linked to the theft.

The information comes simply at some point after Justin publicly slammed Osteen for failing to thank him throughout his Sunday sermon.

“I wanted to hear [Joel Osteen] say, ‘You know, Justin, what you did was right. We understand what you did and what you could have done,’” the plumber said.

In a press release, Lakewood Church confirmed that they’d put up the reward cash to assist clear up their huge theft however donated it to Crime Stoppers in 2016 as soon as the statute of limitations expired.

Crime Stoppers of Houston CEO Rania Mankarious mentioned that whereas the group doesn’t often give rewards for finding stolen property, they agreed that Justin is a “good Samaritan” who must be given the cash for doing the fitting factor.

Joel Osteen has not addressed the eyebrow-raising discovery. On Friday, HPD mentioned that the undisclosed amount of money, cash orders, and checks was recorded after which left with the church. A Lakewood Church spokeswoman confirmed that the cash was insured and the matter had been reconciled with the insurance coverage firm.

There may be nonetheless no phrase on how cash from the theft ended up within the partitions behind a unfastened bathroom.