Plumbers make strange detections in the homes and builds they service all the time. But rarely are they ever as lucrative as the secret stash a plumber stumbled upon a few weeks ago in Houston, Texas.
The plumber, identified by Houston media as Justin Cauley , saw the witnes while removing tile from a lavatory wall at Lakewood Church, the megachurch of fame pastor and televangelist Joel Osteen.
As the plumber peeled tiles and insularity apart from the wall, envelopes filled with cash began to fall out. While the church hasn’t said how much fund was recovered, the Houston Police Department released a statement confirming it was a considerable summing-up, possibly related to a reported theft from the church seven years ago.
Police were called November 10 to investigate. News of the finding did not become public until weeks later when a serviceman identifying himself as the plumber called into a neighbourhood Houston radio station morning show.
” There was a release toilet in the wall and we removed the tile … Went to go remove the toilet and I moved some insularity away and about 500 envelopes fell out of the wall, and I was like,’ Oh wow ,'” the caller said, according to CNN .
Burglary and theft officers for the Houston PD are investigating a connection between the money perceived and a 2014 report of $600,000 in tithes stolen from Lakewood Church. The religiou said it’s is working with the police investigation.
Cauley is set to receive a $20,000 reward for his discovery.
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