Pastor Gregory Sims was found guilty of embezzling more than $800k. He took the money from a union investment fund and used some of the money to fund his church.
Gregory Sims, 38, pleaded guilty in federal court this week to theft or embezzlement of an employee benefit plan. The charge carries a possible five-year prison sentence, though Sims' plea agreement emphasizes repaying the money he took from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 915, based in Tampa.
Sims is the pastor at Crossroads Church in Tampa, Fl. Sims must repay the full amount. I hear a call for a special ‘Love’ offering coming during next Sunday’s sermon.