NEW 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.