In 2014, Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church in Houston reported $600,000 in cash and checks had been stolen from the church. This week, a plumber doing work on the church’s bathroom discovered a large amount of cash in the wall.

The plumber called into local KRPC Channel 2’s morning radio show to report the discovery.

“There was a loose toilet in the wall, and we removed the tile. We went to go remove the toilet, and I moved some insulation away and about 500 envelopes fell out of the wall, and I was like ‘Oh wow!’”

The plumber went on to say that around 3,000 envelopes stuffed with cash were recovered. Lakewood Church confirmed the discovery of an “undisclosed amount of cash” during plumbing works and said the Houston Police Department had been notified.

The Houston Police Department is still investigating the seven-year-old case involving the disappearance of $600,000.


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