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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – A Louisville man has been accused of stealing almost $5,000 from a local church.
According to a criminal summons, 46-year-old David W. Gatlin accepted $4,990 from the pastor of the Coke Memorial United Methodist Church on Jan. 29. In return, he was supposed to perform roofing work at two properties owned by the church – one located at the corner of S. Jackson St. and E. Breckinridge St., and the other located at Sharon Circle, east of the Watterson Expressway / Bardstown Road interchange.
Police say Gatlin took the money, but never provided any of the work or materials.
The pastor of the church contacted Gatlin multiple times to ask when he would start the work and Gatlin gave her "excuses" each time, according to the summons.
That's when the pastor contacted Louisville Metro Police and filed a police report.
Police served the summons on March 8. Gatlin is charged with theft by deception and is scheduled to appear in court next month.