Connecticut’s ‘Best Pastor’ Charged With Stealing $170,000 From Elderly Churchgoer
A Baptist pastor in Connecticut was arrested this week after being accused of stealing more than $170,000 from an elderly woman who was a member of his church.
According to Attorney Joseph Mager, who is currently serving as conservator for the victim, a probate judge first noticed inconsistencies in the woman’s bank account while 67-year-old Stratford Baptist Church Pastor Robert Genevicz was the acting conservator in 2013.
After more than $170,000 went missing from the account, police launched an investigation. Genevicz turned himself in to authorities on Wednesday.
A judge had previously ordered Genevicz to pay the woman $170,000 within 30 days. Mager filed a lawsuit when the pastor failed to come up with the money.