An associate pastor has been arrested for stealing more than a quarter of a million dollars from his church in Houston.
Harris county prosecutors say 55 year old Russell Thompson is charged with felony theft.
He's accused of stealing $284,000 from the city of refuge church where he served as an associate pastor.
Investigators say Thompson created a separate account and deposited checks intended for the church over a two year period.
He's out on a half million dollar bond.
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