How to Tell When Your Minister Is Fleecing the Flock

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1. In addition to performing rituals and aiding the needy, he — like Isaac Ovid of Forest Hills, Queens — offers up money-managing services.
2. He's collected up to $10 million in investments ...
3. ... from blind, retired, and disabled congregants ...
4. ... with promises of 75 percent returns.
5. He wears jewelry. Other than crosses.
6. He moves to Tampa before your Gammy does.
7. He performs expensive office renovations. Other than putting up crosses.
8. He has a corporate credit card.
9. He drives a Bentley.

Queens minister Rev. Isaac Ovid stole $10M from congregants at Local Christian Assembly Church: feds [NYDN]