Savannah, GA (WSAV) – A popular Savannah pastor has been indicted on federal embezzlement charges.
According to the indictment, Rev. Corey MeGill Brown “embezzled, stole, misappropriated, and converted to his own use donations made to the Second African Baptist Church, in an amount more than $250,000,” while he was employed as the church’s Senior Pastor.
The charges allege Brown opened an account at SunTrust Bank in 2005 and diverted money intended to be tithes and offerings to the Second African Baptist Church into that account. They say he then wrote checks from that account payable to himself and deposited the money into personal bank accounts.
Brown also previously acted as a chaplain for SCMPD.
On Wednesday, the department released a statement saying:
The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department has been aware of the investigation of Pastor Corey MeGill Brown since December 2014.
Once the SCMPD was made aware, Brown’s affiliation as an SCMPD chaplain ended immediately. At no time did Brown manage or oversee any funds at the SCMPD. Brown was a chaplain for the SCMPD from 2010-2014.
You can read the entire Corey MeGill Brown Indictment by clicking here.