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Ex-pastor of Conn. megachurch sentenced for stealing

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A former executive pastor of a New Milford megachurch has been given a five-year suspended sentence for embezzling more than $220,000 from a car wash owned by a fellow pastor at Faith Church. The News-Times reported that David Valentine was sentenced Thursday by Judge Susan Reynolds in Superior Court in Danbury. She agreed to the terms of a plea deal. Valentine was convicted on three charges of first-degree larceny and must repay the money he stole from Squeaky’s Car Wash in Danbury. The business was owned by Faith Church Pastor Frank Santora Jr., among others. Valentine helped run the business.

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