$28m seized as pastor tries to change to polymer

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    Officers of the Financial Investigations Branch have impounded over 28 million dollars in cash, allegedly from a pastor who sought to exchange for the new polymer note on Old Year’s Day.

    According to reports, the money was impounded under the Proceeds of Crime Act, and the Longdenville pastor will now have to go before the court to account for the money.

    A report by the Express says he claims to have collected voluntary offerings from members of his congregation over the past 19 years.

    The pastor is said to have initially gone to First Citizens Bank before Christmas, but was referred to the Central Bank.

    And while he allegedly promised to bring the money to the Central Bank several days before the deadline, he did not do so.