Mar 11, 2014 2:09 PM
HOUSTON (KPRC) - Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas claims the largest congregation in the world, and that may have made it a tempting target for whoever cracked their safe and got away with all the money inside of it.
A church employee and an off-duty sheriff's deputy working security discovered the money was missing Monday morning. Houston police said about $200,000 in cash had been taken, along with $400,000 worth of checks.
Pastor Joel Osteen wasn't available for comment. However, the church issued a statement to congregants Monday night.
"We were heartbroken to learn today that funds were stolen from the church over the weekend. This includes cash, checks and envelopes containing written credit card information, and it is limited only to those funds contributed in the church services on Saturday, March 8 and Sunday, March 9, 2014."
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