The suit accused Thomas of taking advantage of Bennett's mental health problems to get her to sign away $1.8 million she inherited from her grandmother in February of 2000. Most of that moeny went to First Baptist Church. He was also accused of receiving $60,000 for himself, his wife and his four children. Bennett alleged that Thomas and other church officials were well aware of her mental condition. She told many in the church that she had been involuntarily committed to a mental hospital in 1999. Bennett became destitute as a result of losing her money, and on asking the pastor for her money back, he said that he had none.
As part of a settlement reached, church spokespersons stated that the parties had resolved the dispute with a confidential agreement. [
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Last updated on Mar-4-08