Clearwater Pastor Faces Prison Time


The pastor of a small Clearwater church faces up to 10 years in prison when he pleads guilty to theft this week.

56 year old Sylvester Banks Jr., reverend at the Bible Church of God, was the middleman in a large ring that used stolen identities to file fraudulent federal income tax returns.

Banks’ job was to cash the checks and keep a little for himself.

By the time he was caught, Banks had cashed more than $750 thousand.