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.