A pastor in Austin, Texas Rev. David DeFor is being accused by authorities of taking advantage of a woman with dementia.
Police are saying that the pastor had power of attorney over the woman's money and took a total of $40,000 from her without her knowledge.
Reports state DeFor replaced his
furnace with a $5,000 check from the woman and then used $3,000 for a bowling trip.
says that it was all a reward for his
decision to take care of the woman.
has been charged with five counts of financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult.
69-year old pastor of the Austin Church of Christ
is maintaining his
innocence and should not be considered guilty unless proven to be so.
is found guilty by a jury of his
peers, the pastor faces up to 20 years in prison and a $100,000 fine.