Jesus could also be a savior, however he’s a horrible alibi.

A Florida man accused of making $7 billion in fraudulent wire transfers instructed the courtroom he stole the cash as a result of Jesus needed him to be rich.

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Authorities arrested John Michael Haskew, of Lakeland, in mid-December after he allegedly arrange the wire transfers on Dec. 9 and 10 from what the legal grievance described as “a big, nationally famend monetary establishment.”

Haskew, who was unemployed, wanted to repay a debt to the federal authorities, prosecutors mentioned.

His alleged scheme was to provide a bank routing number that wasn’t his, in keeping with NBC Miami.

Haskew used that routing quantity to make greater than 70 transactions value greater than $7 billion.

In accordance with the grievance, Haskew instructed brokers he was “self-taught on the banking trade,” together with the best way to make the fraudulent wire transfers.

Haskew allegedly instructed investigators that he believed he deserved the cash, stating that Jesus Christ created wealth for everyone,” in keeping with

Investigators mentioned Haskew instructed them he believed his wire switch scheme would enable him to “get hold of the wealth that Jesus Christ created for him and that belonged to him,” the grievance mentioned.

Jesus was unavailable for touch upon this matter.

As a part of a plea deal, Haskew pleaded responsible on Thursday to 1 rely of making a false statement to the federal government, in keeping with NBC Miami.

No, the false assertion wasn’t the one the place he mentioned Jesus instructed him to steal $9 million.

Haskew could serve up to five years in prison and be ordered to pay a $250,000 wonderful, in keeping with the Related Press.

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