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Dallas pastor accused of stealing nearly $500G from church

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Members of an Old East Dallas church say they've been locked out of their place of worship by a man who they say stole from their church. He’s now facing felony charges.

A grand jury indicted Munger Avenue Baptist Church Pastor Wade Davis for felony theft and is dealing with more than just criminal charges. There's also a civil suit filed against him.

Church members say they long suspected something was wrong with the church's finances, but it wasn't until they took a closer look at bank statements they realized hundreds of thousands of dollars were missing.

Attorneys for the pastor say the accusations are false and there are other motives in play.

Richard Greagor grew up at Munger Avenue Baptist Church all his life but says it's not the same church he once knew.

“You're just not expecting a man of God to betray your trust,” he said. “Things did not seem right financially.”

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