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Plumber who found cash and checks in Lakewood wall will get paid

Crime Stoppers of Houston introduced they’d give the money as a present to the plumber who made the invention final month.

HOUSTON — It’s been one of the talked-about tales for the previous week. More than $600,000 in cash and checks have been found in the partitions of Lakewood Church final month. And at present we discovered the particular person who found it will get a reward.

Editor’s be aware: Video above is from Monday’s report.

Last week, a plumber named Justin known as our radio companions, 100.3 The Bull, saying he found the envelopes full of cash and checks in a rest room wall of Lakewood Church whereas doing renovations on Nov. 10.

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Houston police later mentioned the dates on the checks matched the date of a 2014 theft on the church. Back in 2014, Crime Stoppers had provided their normal $5,000 reward. Lakewood kicked in one other $20,000 for data resulting in an arrest or costs in the case.

With no arrests, Lakewood gave that reward money to Crime Stoppers as a donation, in keeping with the group.

Well, now Crime Stoppers is gifting that $20,000 to the plumber who found the stash.

“In 2014, Lakewood Church gave us $20,000 to work on this case. In 2016, they chose to gift us those funds for operations. Today, we are gifting that same about of money to this Good Samaritan and wishing he and his family a wonderful holiday season.” says Crime Stoppers CEO Rania Mankarious.

As for a way the cash and checks received into the Lakewood Church partitions, that’s nonetheless a thriller. If you will have details about it or any crime in the Houston space, you’re requested to name Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS (8477) or report on-line to Crime-Stoppers.org. You may also submit a tip via the group’s cellular app.

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