COSTA MESA (AP) — Prosecutors say a former security guard at Trinity Broadcasting Network has been charged with stealing money from a donation box at the Christian broadcaster’s Orange County facility.

Deputy District Attorney Nikki Chambers said Wednesday that 38-year-old Robert Ellsworth Shorter Jr. of Garden Grove was caught on surveillance cameras taking the cash during a series of late night break-ins.

Chambers says Shorter often wore a blue t-shirt with the words “God is Good” written across the chest.

Shorter is scheduled for arraignment Thursday on nine felony counts of second-degree commercial burglary.

He faces a maximum sentence of eight years and four months in prison if convicted.

Prosecutors say Shorter was fired from his job as a guard for TBN in 2008 for sleeping on the job.

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Comments (6)
  1. D says:

    No loyalty amongst thieves!!!

    1. nek siwel says:

      Whats that old saying “God helps those that help themselves”

  2. HollywoodSaint says:

    well, gods name is on the money….in god we trust

  3. Kau Phaart says:

    Stealing from Thieves?

  4. Brad Norwood says:

    What has this world become when a sardine can rip off a shark?

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