Lamor Miller-Whitehead, the New York Bishop who was recently robbed on camera of about a million dollars worth of jewelry while giving a sermon, has an ongoing lawsuit for allegedly defrauding a 56-year-old churchgoer of her life savings back in 2020.
The woman, Pauline Anderson was reportedly recovering from a life-threatening surgery when she was introduced to the Bishop and later became a congregant at his church, ‘Leaders of Tomorrow International Ministry’ in January 2020. A few months after in July 2020, she asked Miller-Whitehead to assist her to improve her credit score so that she will be able to acquire a home to which he agreed.
Based on the lawsuit that was filed last year, Anderson is alleging that in November of 2020, the Bishop convinced her to invest her life savings of $90,000 into his firm, ‘Lamor Whitehead Inc.’. She noted that in return, he promised that while working on her home buying process, she will receive a monthly allowance of $100 for living expenses from him, but only received one payment.
“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,” the lawsuit stated.
Furthermore, it is alleged that the Bishop accidentally forwarded an email to Anderson’s son with an attachment of a purchase contract for a $4.4 million mansion in New Jersey. It is alleged that he used her $90,000 as a down payment to acquire a home for himself.
Anderson is now suing for an amount of $1 million in damages from Miller-Whitehead.
The Bishop has since made a comment to the Dailey News stating that the story is fabricated and that the lawsuit was filed just because of his “celebrity status”.