‘Despicable’: Vallejo Pastor Gets 24-Year Sentence for Defrauding Congregants - NBC Bay Area
North Bay

North Bay

The latest news from around the North Bay

‘Despicable’: Vallejo Pastor Gets 24-Year Sentence for Defrauding Congregants



    What You Didn't Know About Daylight Saving Time
    NBC Bay Area, File image

    A San Francisco Bay Area pastor who defrauded members of his congregation out of a million dollars in investments has been sentenced to nearly 24 years in prison.

    In announcing the sentencing Friday, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra called the case against Pastor Luther Feltus-Curry "despicable."

    Feltus-Curry was convicted in February of felony theft and securities fraud.

    Prosecutors said the 69-year-old pastor devised a fake investment scheme to bilk congregants at his Revival Center Ministries in Vallejo.

    He and a co-conspirator, Alma Perez, created shell companies and promised their victims low risk and high returns.

    Instead they used the money for personal expenses and get-rich-quick schemes, ultimately defrauding the victims of their whole investment.

    The East Bay Times says Perez was sentenced to 10 years in prison earlier this year.

    Get the latest from NBC Bay Area anywhere, anytime
    • Download the App

      Available for IOS and Android