Police Arrest Man Who Posed as Mormon 'Pastor' to Cash Check

by | Oct. 08, 2015

Mormon Life

MR says: A man was arrested in Philadelphia after he pretended to be a Mormon "pastor" to cash a $183,000 check, not realizing that Mormon leaders are called bishops.

A man was arrested after he allegedly pretended to be the leader of a Philadelphia Mormon church in order to steal a PECO refund check of over $183,000. Mark Postell, 52, of Philadelphia, was arrested and charged with wire fraud after he allegedly stole from a Philadelphia Mormon church.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is building a temple on Franklintown Boulevard in Philadelphia and had opened an account with PECO for electricity, investigators said.

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