A plumber has discovered a fortune worth 3.3 million Brazilian reals hidden in the wall of a church owned by author and evangelist Joel Osteen, the famous evangelist preacher on American television.
According to information from Deadline, the sum of money, which was stored in about 500 envelopes, was found in the Lakewood Church, which is located in Houston, Texas. According to the news, the discovery occurred during the repair of a loose toilet.
In an interview, the professional, named Justin, stated that when carrying out the repair, it was necessary to remove “a little insulation”. At that moment, he was stunned by about 500 envelopes that fell from the wall. He said, “I was like, ‘Wow! “
The plumber claims to have handed all the envelopes to the supervisor responsible for the work. Later, the Houston Police Department was called and they found that there were cash, checks and money orders inside. The case took place on the 10th of November, but it has not been disclosed yet.
Police are trying to find out if the money was part of the $600,000 (about 3.3 million Brazilian reals at the current dollar) that disappeared from Lakewood’s safes in a 2014 burglary, due to the dates shown in. Checks – To date, the case has not yet been resolved.
To The New York Times, a church spokesperson reported that an “undisclosed amount of cash and checks” was found during the renovation, and confirmed that the case was under investigation.