A Virginia pastor, Terry Wayne Millender, and his wife, Brenda, have been convicted for defrauding members of their congregation and investors in a Nigerian oil scheme.
According to the United States Attorney’s office for the Eastern District of Virginia, Terry, 53 and Brenda Millender, 57, were convicted by a federal jury Monday of a $2 million fraud scheme.
Terry Millender is the former senior pastor of Victorious Life Church in Alexandria.
Prosecutors said the couple recruited investors for companies they said provided small loans to poor people in developing countries and helped broker Nigerian oil deals.
And the worst part is that they didn’t even use the money for something prudent. According to Prosecutors the Millenders used investor money to pay for golf trips, a birthday party, and to help purchase a $1.75 million home.
The Millenders are set to be sentenced in March.