Lamor Whitehead, the bishop at Leaders of Tomorrow International Churches in Canarsie, made international news, when he was robbed on Livestream – of more than $1 million in jewels.
Now Media Take Out has learned that the pastor is in the news again, allegedly for finessing a woman who was affiliated with his church, out of her life savings.
Bishop Whitehead is being accused of convincing 56-year-old Pauline Anderson to invest nearly her entire life savings in one of his firms — with the promise that he could help her buy a home despite her bad credit history, the court papers say.
Pauline reportedly wrote Whitehead a $90,000 cashier’s check in November 2020 and in return, she claims the Pastor was supposed to give her $100 monthly allowances to pay for her living expenses, according to the lawsuit.
“Mr. Whitehead fraudulently induced Ms. Anderson to liquidate her entire life savings to pay him the ‘investment’ of $90,000.00, promising to use the funds to purchase and renovate a house for her,” alleges the lawsuit.
But after months went by in early 2021 without the monthly payments or progress on the home purchase, Pastor Whitehead – who lives in a New Jersey mansion and drives a Rolls Royce – allegedly told Pauline that he was treating her investment as a donation to his then-campaign for Brooklyn borough president.
He said he had no obligation to pay it back.
“Ms. Anderson was left with nothing but a vague promise by Mr. Whitehead to pay the funds back in the future followed by an assertion that he had no further obligation to do so.”
Pauline is suing for her money back, and other damages related to the alleged finessing.