Jim Creason, the minister of music in a small Baptist church in Edison Georgia, told police that money troubles drove him to rob a bank at gunpoint recently.
Creason robbed the HeritageBank of the South of more than $36,000. The minister wasn’t very smart.
“He had come to the bank earlier “under the pretense” of opening a checking account, and he provided bank officials with his new address and copies of his driver’s license and Social Security card, Vick said.”
Also, the bank manager knew Creason because Creason’s ex-wife had worked at the branch. He knew many of the employees there and called many of them by name during the robbery.
“I guess he got nervous and left,” said Vick, who investigated the case. “He came back about 20 minutes later with a black bag that had ‘Faith’ written on it.“
Members at a church where Creason formerly served as an associate pastor said that they would have helped Creason if he had asked them for help.