A woman is suing Bishop Lamor Whitehead for allegedly stealing her life savings. Bishop Whitehead is pictured above with his wife Asia K. DosReis-Whitehead.
Pauline Anderson is a former congregant who claims Whitehead fleeced her out of her life savings, according to court documents obtained by the NY Daily News.
Anderson, 56, says the flashy Bishop promised he would use her money to buy and renovate a house for her. Anderson said she asked the pastor to buy the home for her because she had a low credit score.
Instead, Whitehead allegedly disappeared with her $100,000 and never followed through on his promise.
Whitehead told her by text that he is "a man of integrity and you will not lose," according to her lawsuit.
After multiple unreturned phone calls, Whitehead text Anderson saying that the $100,000 check she gave him in 2021 was not as an investment, but a campaign donation while he was running for Brooklyn Borough president.
"And for the record anything that was given to me is a Donation unless it's attached to a contract!" Whitehead allegedly wrote. "I was making investments that's what I do!"
Anderson says Whitehead purchased a $4.4 million mansion for himself in an upscale New Jersey suburb, while telling her that he couldn’t repay her $100,000 life savings.
Whitehead was allegedly robbed of $1 million in jewelry while delivering a sermon at his church in Brooklyn, NY on Sunday.
Police released surveillance footage of three masked men seen entering the Leaders of Tomorrow International Ministries in Canarsie around 11:14 a.m. Sunday.
In live-stream video inside the church, Whitehead dropped to the floor, saying "Alright, alright, alright," while holding his hands in the air.
Whitehead claims he and his wife were robbed of $1 million in jewelry, including a Rolex watch. The suspects, who arrived on foot, fled in a white Mercedes Benz.
In video posted on his Facebook page, Whitehead described how one of the suspects "put the gun to my back" and "had the gun in my 8-month-old’s face."
"They took my watch, took my jewelry, took my bishop’s ring, took my wedding band ... They took my bishop's cross, and then I had chains underneath my shirt," he said.
The Bishop is offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the capture of the suspects.