Massive Sum Stolen From Joel Osteen’s Church, Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas, was robbed of more than half a million dollars Sunday.
Authorities say $600,000 in cash, checks and credit card donations were discovered missing and presumed stolen sometime between Sunday afternoon and Monday morning.
KRIV reports all $600,000 in donations were collected during church services Saturday and Sunday and then placed in a safe. But online donations are safe – the theft did not include any online data breaches.
According to Lakewood Church, the money lost in the theft is insured but the bigger problem might come from churchgoers who donated with their credit card information.