HOUSTON – You may remember hundreds of thousands of dollars that were stolen from a safe at Lakewood Church. It was a big headline back in 2014.
Now, all these years later, another bombshell has dropped.
A plumber says he found a large amount of money in a wall while he was doing work at the church on Nov. 10, 2021. Evidence from the recovered checks suggests this November case is connected to the March 9, 2014 theft report of undisclosed amounts of money at the church, Houston police confirmed Friday.
The news about the recent discovery came to light on a radio morning show at 100.3 The Bull.
“It was just unbelievable!” morning show host for the Morning Bullpen at 100.3 The Bull George Lindsey said. “The things he was telling us that they found in the walls.”
Lindsey was shocked when he listened to viewers Thursday morning, but says this one caller really took the segment over the edge.
“There was a loose toilet in the wall, and we removed the tile,” the caller said. “We went to go remove the toilet, and I moved some insulation away and about 500 envelopes fell out of the wall, and I was like ‘Oh wow!’”
The caller said the envelopes were full of cash and checks.
“I went ahead and contacted the maintenance supervisor that was there, and I turned it all in,” he added.
Lindsey couldn’t believe what he had just heard.
“We were like, ‘What are you talking about?’” Lindsey said. “So, then he relayed to us that in 2014 there was a big story about…