INTERNATIONAL: US pastor caught stealing from collection basket, claims he was underpaid

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INTERNATIONAL: US pastor caught stealing from collection basket, claims he was underpaid

pastorNEW YORK POST – An Upper East Side pastor complained that his wages were too low after he was caught on video stealing cash from his church’s collection basket, authorities alleged Tuesday.

“They don’t pay me enough,” the Rev. Daniel Iampaglia griped to a cop following his Nov. 24 arrest, a prosecutor said in court.

Iampaglia, 72, also denied fleecing his flock at the evangelical Rock Church, Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Laura Meehan said.

“I have no access to any funds but my salary paycheck I get once a week,” Iampagilia allegedly claimed.

The holy roller didn’t specify how much he earns, but church sources told The Post that he gets paid $600 a week, plus free lodging — including all utilities — in a three-bedroom apartment in the Rock Church townhouse at 153 E. 62nd St.

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  1. Smh just another reason for people to start insulting the church and people who go to church but to make it worst you stealing God money again oh boy pastor and if u getting 600 a week that sounds like a good bit of money at the end of the month but if you want to still from god and his people then you have no right to lead them

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