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Bishop Charles Ellis may be in serious trouble with his congregation if the latest rumors about him are true.

The Shade Room reports that the Preachers of Detroit star is being accused of swindling the granddaughter of one of his deceased church members out of an inheritance. The bishop allegedly persuaded the woman to reverse the mortgage on home and profited the funds.

The site adds that the granddaughter wrote to #ObnoxiousTV explaining the details in a recording of herself, the bishop, his attorney and his secretary. In the audio clip, the woman says that they prevented her from inheriting her grandmother’s home and even made efforts to prevent her from ever finding out that the home was left to her.

She wrote, “Together, the three ensured that I never knew about the trust my grandmother created in 1997 and how she had an insurance policy that her trust was directed to use to pay off her debt (including the reverse mortgage she took out and gave to the church). So not only did she give the church the money from her reverse mortgage, after she died, the Good Bishop, worked with my aunt, and granny’s attorney to keep me from finding the trust and deed conveying the house to me. This was the most disheartening of it all.”

The distraught granddaughter continued, “I revered [Bishop Ellis] as a father figure since I was a little girl. I can’t believe he would do this to me. But I’m sure money is his only God. As long as he can live in a multi-million dollar house with an indoor swimming pool, he can care less about the generational wealth that my grandparents intended me to have via a $120K house.”

Bishop Ellis has yet to comment on the audio clip.


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