Sunday, September 18, 2005


Minister arrested for writing checks on closed account

OLIVE BRANCH, Miss. - A Memphis minister has been charged with obtaining money by false pretenses after Olive Branch, Mississippi police said he wrote checks totaling eleven-thousand-dollars on a closed bank account.

Reverend Carlton Kneeland, pastor of Greater Emmanuel Christian Assembly in Memphis, was arrested yesterday. He was being held today on seventy-five-thousand dollars bond in the DeSoto County jail in Hernando, Mississippi.

The forty-six-year-old Kneeland formerly preached at several churches in the Olive Branch area, but he was running the Great Emmanuel church from his home in Memphis.

Kneeland has an initial court appearance scheduled for Tuesday in city court in Olive Branch.

See also, the never-ending chronicle of church-related crime.

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