(KMOV) – A local Baptist pastor has been indicted on four counts of mail fraud.
Danny O’Guin, 62, the former pastor at the Parker Road Baptist Church in Florissant is being charged after scheming to get loans from his church members. According to the indictment, church members felt compelled to loan O’Guin the money because of his position as a religious leader.
According to the indictment, between June 2006 and March 2009, O'Guin solicited loans from church members under false pretenses. He claimed the loans were to repair properties he owned. He told them to “keep quiet” about lending the money.
When the lenders would inquire about repayment, O’Guin would borrow money from other members to pay the delinquent loans, send checks with mistakes in them or checks that would bounce.
If convicted, each count of mail fraud carries a maximum penalty of 20 years and/or fines up to $250,000.
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