Sunday, June 24, 2007

A man of god he called himself

Reverend Raymond Clayton of the Grace Fellowship Church near Mount Carmel stole $28K from 82-year-old Pat Tomedi. Clayton stole her identity, used it to get credit cards, and then go on a spending spree. I guess he thought she would die before the bills came through.

"I was shocked, I was shocked, I was shocked. Oh and I was very terribly hurt that he could do that," Tomedi said in May. "And I didn't want to believe it. Maybe that's what my problem was, I didn't want to believe it. A man of god he called himself."

I would say he used to be a man of god, now we will just call him inmate number 237445.

Clayton was not a smart criminal. He put his own name on the stolen credit cards.

According to court papers similar calls continued to come in. After a Staples bill for close to $3,400, US Bank called asking about a credit card maxed out at $25,000.

There were two names on that card. Tomedi, who was the treasurer at Grace Fellowship for 18 years, and her pastor, Reverend Raymond Clayton, Senior.

3 comments:

vjack said...

I cannot escape the conclusion that many of the same talents that make one a good con man also make one an effective pastor. After all, what is being a pastor but conning others to believe things that you know to be false if such belief will benefit you.

The Alpha said...

Clayton was not a smart criminal.

Hmm...sounds like a bit of an understatement. : )

Anonymous said...

GALATIANS 6:1-4 IT'S A PLOT TO GET HIM OUT OF THE COMMUNITY. HE WITHOUT SIN CAST THE FRIST STONE. TO THREAT HIS FAMILY ABOUT EVICTING THEM AND TAKING THE CHRUCH FROM THE MEMBERS THAT'S NOT GODLY. THERE'S ALWAYS TWO SIDE TO THE STORY. NO ONE DOES NOT WANT TO HERE HIS SIDE AND IF THEY DID NO ONE WOULD BELIVE IT ANY WAY, THERE HAS BEEN ALOT WORSE DONE IN THAT CHURCH. NO ONE HAS BEEN CHARGED OR WENT TO JAIL WHY IS THAT. EVERYTHING WAS GOOD AS LONG AS THE BILLS WAS BEING PAID, BUT WHEN THE BILLS COULD NOT BE PAID AND THERE WAS NO OFFERING OH IT'S THE PASTOR FAULT. NOBODY TALKS ABOUT THE LOVE HE SHOW THESE SAME PEOPLE WHO ARE EXCUSING HIM, ALL THE PEOPLE HE TOOK CARE OF AND HOW HE PAID HIS OWN SALARY. OH TRUST ME THERE MORE THAN MEET THE EYE. HE PUT HIS OWN MONEY BACK INTO THE CHURCH SO IT COULD KEEP GOING THEY KNOW THE TRUTH. THE ORINGAL MEMBERS LEFT LONG BEFRORE THIS CAME UP THEY LEFT BECAUSE WHO HE WAS AND WHAT HE WAS. SO SPEAK WHAT YOU KNOW. IF HE WAS A CROOK HE WOULD HAVE BEEN LEFT WHEN THE FRIST BIG FAMILY LEFT IN NOV 2006 AND IT WAS ONLY EIGHT MEMBERS WHEN HE GOT THERE IN DEC 2005 FIVE LEFT IN NOV FOR MANY REASONS AND IT WAS NOT BECAUSE WAS A CROOK NOW YOU GO FIGURE.