“Bling Bishop” Lamor Whitehead, who first caught the world’s attention when he was stolen while livestreaming a sermon in July 2022, faces new federal fraud charges. Citing Manhattan Federal Court documents, the Daily News reports that Whitehead “told a bank that his company had $2 million in its coffers when it had less than $10.”
The Whitehead driving a Rolls Royce—stopped in December last year and accused of embezzling the retirement fund of one of his congregation members – demanded a quarter of a million dollars business ready in the summer of 2018, reports the News. He didn’t get the loan, which was fine, given prosecutors allege Whitehead created critical documents to back up the loan application he filed online.
The new indictment against Whitehead says his documents related to “a bank account that did not in fact exist.” They also gave the impression that his company, Anointing Management Services LLC, had more than $2 million in assets, even though “during this period (the company) had an average ending balance of less than ten dollars “.
Although he didn’t get the 2018 loan, Whitehead allegedly tried again in 2019, using forged documents as part of a $1.3 million mortgage application on his home in Paramus, New Jerseydescribed by the Daily News as a “six-bedroom, seven-bathroom mansion…”.
Bishop Whitehead was already charged with stealing $90,000 from a member of his flock. He is currently free on $500,000 bond.