Conn. Pastor Accused of Not-So-Holy Crime

William Marshall allegedly stole electricity
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 2, 2017 11:15 AM CST
Conn. Pastor Accused of Not-So-Holy Crime
A worker inspects an electric meter in Puerto Rico.   (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)

The man upstairs was apparently unwilling to send down a lightning bolt to help a pastor in Connecticut, who's accused of stealing more than $8,000 in electricity. William Marshall of Life Worship and Deliverance Center in Bridgeport also runs a tattoo parlor/barbershop that had its power cut in 2013 because of $4,000 in unpaid bills, reports the Connecticut Post.

During a visit in October, however, investigators from United Illuminating Co. say they found a meter on the building had been illegally reconnected, allowing Marshall to steal $8,200 in electricity since August 2013. Marshall is charged with third-degree larceny. (Read more weird crimes stories.)

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