Houston Pastor Charles Gilford, 58 and his wife Adriane, 53, were arrested and charged with bilking their former congregation out of $430,000 in church funds and using them for gambling trips to Louisiana, according to KHOU News.
The couple stands accused of aggregate theft and misapplication of fiduciary property. They allegedly used the monies donated by their flock to gamble at the Coushatta Casino near Lake Charles between 2004 and 2007, when they served as pastor and first lady of the Bethel Institutional Missionary Baptist Church.
Read more about this story at NewsOne.com.
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