A plumber found hundreds of envelopes with cash and checks hidden in a wall at Lakewood Megachurch in Houston. America,
The church is headed by evangelical pastor Joel Osteen, who is very famous in the country Television services that reach more than seven million people.
On Twitter, Houston police said evidence suggests the money may be related to an amount of $600,000 that was stolen from the church in March 2014.
Police also said that the matter is being investigated and no further information will be released at this time.
Joel Osteen – Photo: Pat Sullivan/AP
The policy states that officers were called to the church on November 10 to investigate the discovery.
According to the Associated Press news agency, the plumber, identified only as Justin, was interviewed by a Houston radio station.
“I went to remove the toilet, took some insulation and about 500 envelopes fell off the wall. I said ‘wow’. I took my flashlight to see,” the plumber told the local radio.
Lakewood Church said in a statement that undisclosed cash and checks were found recently during repair work. The organization did not comment on whether the amount could be linked to the $600,000 missing.
“Lakewood immediately notified the Houston Police Department and is assisting them with the investigation. Lakewood has no further comment at this time,” Church said.