A man who tried to steal $7 billion said it was because Jesus wanted him to be rich.
John Michael Haskew of Lakeland, Florida, said the Lord was on his side when he fraudulently transferred $7 billion in over 70 wire transfers on December 9 and 10 from a bank only identified in documents as Bank A, according to WFTV.
He then called upon a higher power for his defense.
When asked why he’d made the transfers, authorities said he stated, ‘That Jesus Christ created wealth for everyone. Using this scheme, Haskew believed that he could obtain the wealth that Jesus Christ created for him and that belonged to him,’ according to the criminal complaint.
As part of a plea deal, he pleaded guilty to one count of making a false statement to the federal government on Thursday.
He could serve up to five years in prison and get slapped with a $250,000 fine. Read more
When you have pastors talking about the transfer of wealth from the wicked they make it appear that God has promised a second promise land. The wealth that is laid up for the righteous is found in heaven. You must die to the wealth. Herein we have no continuing city, but we seek one to come. Jesus taught us to build our treasures in heaven where neither moth nor rust may corrupt.
Clearly, this man is not a Christian, but how many will believe he is because he mentions a name of a man he does not know?