It seems that God works in mysterious ways and is dropping the hint that the old religion is past, and Christians everywhere should be worshipping shiny consumer toys with an Apple on them.
A mysterious person used the Fountain of Life’s name to buy more than a thousand dollars worth of iPhones.
A man first tried to buy iPhones in the church’s name at Verizon, but was sent forth into outer darkness by the Apple staff who suspected he was not telling the truth. However when the man came back Apple staff realised he was a true believer and the buy went through.
The Fountain of Life’s pastor, Preson Pitchford ,was shocked that someone would use the church’s good name to get the tools of a rival consumer based religion like that.
Wells was in her office at the church on the day of reckoning when she received the bill from AT&T.
The bill charged the church for 17 iPhones, all bought on separate days with different phone numbers.
“That just amazes me that somebody could get away with it not just once, not just twice, but multiple times,” Pitchford said. “We don’t use iPhones here at the church. We don’t even use AT&T.”
The suspect used the church’s address and a fake federal tax ID number. Police are still working to figure out if the phones were bought from a store or online.
Pitchford fears it could happen to another church.
“This guy is polished,” Pitchford said. “He’s done it before, and he will do it again.”
AT&T told church members they won’t have to pay the money, that it will be taken care of by the company’s fraud department.