FBI agents have been dispersed across churches nationwide and are posing as deacons in order to catch the perpetrators of the scheme.
The fraud involves primarily fake $20 bills. “It seems some Adventists are so eager to impress fellow members that they have been putting fake bills in the offering plate just to look good,” said denominational spokesperson Zuhper Slieh.
“We like to encourage giving in our church,” said Slieh, “but flashing around fake $20 bills hardly qualifies you as a cheerful giver.”
FBI agents working the case are discovering other fake items that members are using as status symbols.
“They’ve already busted a whole flock of our members for having fake Rolex watches,” said Slieh.
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