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[Dallas] pastor denies burglarizing congregant's house
Dallas Morning News ^ | December 28, 2010 | VALERIE WIGGLESWORTH

Posted on 12/29/2010 5:30:56 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife

East Oak Cliff pastor Sandy McGill denies burglarizing congregant's house

The Dallas pastor facing felony charges of burglarizing a church member's home on Christmas Eve said Monday she had no criminal intent.

Sandy McGriff, 52, said she was trying to protect valuables at the home of her longtime friend Serita Agnew and made a horrible mistake.

Police accuse McGriff of stealing more than $10,000 worth of fur coats, designer purses and electronics from a home in the 2200 block of Village Way near Kiest Boulevard and Lancaster Road. She was also charged with resisting arrest.

McGriff spent most of Christmas Day in jail and was released on $26,000 bail in time for Sunday morning services at The Church of the Living God. The sanctuary is in the back of her husband's furniture store on Lancaster Road in east Oak Cliff.

McGriff invited reporters to her Grand Prairie home Monday to tell her side of the story. .......

(Excerpt) Read more at dallasnews.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: minister; napl; steal; thief

1 posted on 12/29/2010 5:30:59 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
released on $26,000 bail in time for Sunday morning services at The Church of the Living Looting God

Fixed thet fer ya.

2 posted on 12/29/2010 5:37:38 AM PST by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (Happy new year!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The easiest way to wealth is to open a black church with an attached funeral home. Burglary is way too much work.


3 posted on 12/29/2010 5:37:54 AM PST by A Strict Constructionist (Oligarchy...never vote for the Ivy League candidate.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

At least she’s not a Mormon. ;)


4 posted on 12/29/2010 5:43:03 AM PST by bkepley
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Wow, you could write a book about this critter!


5 posted on 12/29/2010 5:43:35 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Trollin’ for cobbler in my automobile...
My black Jag’s a mighty fine set of wheels.

Tryin’ to get the window glass loose
A 5-gallon bucket to gimme a boost

Can you imagine the way I felt
Them handcuffs belonged on a woman more svelte.


6 posted on 12/29/2010 5:47:55 AM PST by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (Happy new year!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
The whole article is so juicy, I had to read it twice! The nut of the deal is not the unbelievable tale this woman tries to spin, but the fact that some people out there will believe her. It's a litmus test for dip$hits.
7 posted on 12/29/2010 5:49:43 AM PST by Niteranger68 (I am in the party of "HELL NO"!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

with a name like ‘VALERIE WIGGLESWORTH’ it has to be incredibly good jam.


8 posted on 12/29/2010 5:51:33 AM PST by Vaquero (BHO....'The Pretenda from Kenya')
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
The Church of the Living God ... is in the back of her husband's furniture store
Along with the rest of the loot.

9 posted on 12/29/2010 5:59:30 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Slings and Arrows; null and void; Constitution Day; martin_fierro; Lazamataz
She said she had been in Agnew's east Oak Cliff neighborhood on Friday evening to pick up a peach cobbler from a friend. "Something just told me to go past her house," McGriff said.

If the article doesn't provide enough crazy for you, there's a five minute video interview at the link. She makes Octomom look sane.

"Longtime friend Serita Agnew" didn't have her house key under the doormat. I can't imagine why...

10 posted on 12/29/2010 6:02:04 AM PST by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“When it comes to credit cards, I don’t play around,” McGriff said


11 posted on 12/29/2010 6:03:35 AM PST by Mercat
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To: Niteranger68
The whole article is so juicy.


Ex-hooker, credit card scam artist, multiple idendities, and now it's time to fleece the flock...


What's not to like? Sandy McGrifter at your service!
12 posted on 12/29/2010 6:04:44 AM PST by dagoofyfoot
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To: oh8eleven

I’m thinking she doesn’t have a professional PR person. How many fur coats? She doesn’t need to steal any more of them? This is Dallas for crying out loud where its maybe cold enough to wear a coat five or six times a year.


13 posted on 12/29/2010 6:05:03 AM PST by Mercat
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To: oh8eleven

Her rap sheet includes a prostitution charge. Now she’s past 50, still limber enough to climb in a window, but she must have been sweating...like a hooker in church!


14 posted on 12/29/2010 6:08:32 AM PST by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (Happy new year!)
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To: dagoofyfoot

I see a career in politics coming up...


15 posted on 12/29/2010 6:09:36 AM PST by null and void (We are now in day 706 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: bkepley
I wonder if she is a Creationist?
16 posted on 12/29/2010 6:11:05 AM PST by starlifter (Pullum sapit)
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To: oh8eleven; dead; Jeremiah Jr; Yehuda

Church of the Living God must be big on animal sacrifices. Wonder if the neighborhood is missing any puppies.

17 posted on 12/29/2010 6:11:14 AM PST by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Now she has a future as a jailhouse pastor.
If she’d gotten clean away, she’d have a future as a pastor in Las Vegas.


18 posted on 12/29/2010 6:17:17 AM PST by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (Happy new year!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I’m pretty sure the Bible says something about lusting after material possessions and stealing. She must’ve skipped over those parts.


19 posted on 12/29/2010 6:19:12 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (Tralala boom-dee-aye!)
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To: Ezekiel

Looks like sheared female pelts to me. Good as car seat covers.
No lynx, no fox...pretty shabby for an ex-hooker.
Sofa...Hollywood Regency, of course.


20 posted on 12/29/2010 6:25:55 AM PST by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (Happy new year!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

21 posted on 12/29/2010 6:26:48 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: dagoofyfoot
now it's time to fleece the flock...

You are so right. For way too many preachers, it is no calling to preach the Gospel, it is an easy way to make a living (sometimes a very lucrative living)have access to extramarital sex, and ruin the faith and beliefs of the congregants.

22 posted on 12/29/2010 6:44:46 AM PST by Tahoe3002
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To: dagoofyfoot
now it's time to fleece the flock...

You are so right. For way too many preachers, it is no calling to preach the Gospel, it is an easy way to make a living (sometimes a very lucrative living)have access to extramarital sex, and ruin the faith and beliefs of the congregants.

23 posted on 12/29/2010 6:44:53 AM PST by Tahoe3002
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To: null and void

Finally! A South Dallas candidate worthy of unseating John Wiley Price.


24 posted on 12/29/2010 7:16:10 AM PST by Jedidah
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To: Ezekiel
She makes Octomom look sane.

And she's lying through her teeth.

Look closely at her body language.

I'm a "student", shall we say, of interrogation techniques. I learned to read body language.

She is lying every time she opens her mouth.

In fact, she even subconsciously thinks she is lying when she tells the truth.

This woman is a serial-liar.

Some of them have the unique ability to sway their listeners simply by the tone of voice, timbre, hand and facial expressions.

They usually make good pastors (or preachers, considering the pure definition of the word) and politicians...and do most often make good (although not necessarily successful) crooks.

In her case, however, I see her as moderately successful in swaying what some would term "gullible" minds.

Apparently, that is what her "flock" consists of.

25 posted on 12/29/2010 7:22:06 AM PST by OldSmaj (I am an avowed enemy of islam and obama is a damned fool and traitor. Questions?)
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To: Ezekiel

Does PETA know about this?


26 posted on 12/29/2010 8:17:02 AM PST by Realman30 ("I've already made a donation to Haiti. It's called taxes". . . . El Rushbo.)
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To: Ezekiel

Does PETA know about this?


27 posted on 12/29/2010 8:17:12 AM PST by Realman30 ("I've already made a donation to Haiti. It's called taxes". . . . El Rushbo.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The biggest sin in this story is a woman pastor. The apostle Paul had much to say about a woman’s role in the church.


28 posted on 12/29/2010 12:11:23 PM PST by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: Ezekiel; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
Pile of Crap

29 posted on 12/29/2010 2:07:34 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

“I got nothing!”


30 posted on 12/29/2010 2:21:02 PM PST by Darksheare (I shook hands with Sheryl Crow and all I got was Typhus and a single sheet of toilet paper.)
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To: OldSmaj
In fact, she even subconsciously thinks she is lying when she tells the truth.

Hmmmmm ... That's sort of the feeling I get watching 0bama.

31 posted on 12/29/2010 2:30:59 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The only good thing that ever came out of Oak Cliff Texas was Stevie Ray Vaughn


32 posted on 12/29/2010 2:41:10 PM PST by Jolla
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To: Slings and Arrows

Smart kitteh you have there.


33 posted on 12/29/2010 6:41:06 PM PST by TheOldLady ("Only liberals can come up with this s**t. I'm sure next there will be Global Drying." - Lazamataz)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Best Christmas story ever!


34 posted on 12/29/2010 7:55:03 PM PST by txroadkill (Ding Dong the Witch is gone!)
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To: TheOldLady

If only she would use her powers for good...


35 posted on 12/29/2010 9:42:17 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Give her time. It’s hard for one kitteh to take on the troubles of the world. Maybe a superhero costume would help?


36 posted on 12/30/2010 6:40:36 AM PST by TheOldLady ("Only liberals can come up with this s**t. I'm sure next there will be Global Drying." - Lazamataz)
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To: TheOldLady
Maybe a superhero costume would help?

Nah, she'd go Dark Phoenix on me just like that.

37 posted on 12/30/2010 12:17:45 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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