Local Pastor Arrested In Theft Of Grant Money

Posted at 10:47 PM, Jul 01, 2016

A Nashville pastor has been accused of stealing from the state by fraudulently receiving thousands in grant money.

Clinton Lewis a pastor at Mt. Hopewell Baptist Church and his associate Andre Trice were arrested and booked into jail.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said they fraudulently received more than $60,000 in grant money for an addiction recovery program that didn't really exist.

An investigation found the clients said to be part of the program were either in jail or dead.