Money found in wall of Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church years after $600K burglary
HOUSTON, TX — Churchgoers are reacting after a large amount of money was found hidden inside a bathroom wall in American pastor and televangelist Joel Osteen’s Texas church.
They said it’s unacceptable the stash of cash and checks was found inside a wall at Lakewood Church in Houston.
Evidence recovered by Houston police suggests the money could be connected to a 2014 theft.
The money was discovered on Nov. 10 during a renovation project, according to HPD.
Although police did not say how much money was found, they described the discovery as a large amount of money, including cash, checks and money orders found inside a wall.
The discovery comes more than seven years after $600,000 was taken from a church safe. The incident happened in 2014 between March 9 and 10.