(WXIA) -- SAVANNAH, Ga. -- A south Georgia pastor will spend more than two years in prison after prosecutors said he stole donations from his own church and pocketed them for six years.
According to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Georgia, Corey Megill Brown, 47, pleaded guilty late last year to mail fraud after evidence showed he had been intercepting offerings meant for Second African Baptist Church from 2008 to 2014.
Brown, they said, deposited the stolen money into a "shadow account" under the name Romans 12 Ministries and would use it to withdraw cash and write himself checks that he deposited into his own personal account. Brown would also use the shadow account to make purchases at leather goods stores and lingerie shops.
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