A LaFayette pastor turned himself in Wednesday amid allegations that he was involved in stealing money from a 64-year-old woman in his wife’s care.
Roger Morgan, pastor of North LaFayette Baptist Church, was charged with theft by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, authorities said.
Morgan’s wife, Christi, was the legal guardian of Jackie Humphrey. Christi Morgan was arrested in August after she was suspected of taking more than $165,000 from Humphrey’s account, an arrest warrant shows.
Roger Morgan knew that his wife had bought their Chickamauga house using Humphrey’s money, according to the GBI.
Joy Lukachick is a crime reporter for the Chattanooga Times Free Press. Since 2009, she's covered breaking news, high-profile trials, stories of lost lives and of regained hope and done investigative work. Raised near the Bayou, Joy’s hometown is along the outskirts of Baton Rouge, La. She has a bachelor’s degree in mass communication from Louisiana State University. While at LSU, Joy was a staff writer for the Daily Reveille. When Joy isn't chasing down ...