Freddie Gray Protest Leader and Democrat Politician Charged With Theft
Pastor Westley West is a Freddie Gray protest leader in Baltimore.
He is vying for a City Council seat as a Democrat.
— Westley West (@ElectPastorWest) January 1, 2016
— Westley West (@ElectPastorWest) January 5, 2016
Pastor Westley West was charged with theft in Baltimore Countylast week.
Rev. Westley West, who's vying for City Council seat, is charged w/ theft in Baltimore Co. https://t.co/7QUmHIu5v1
— Brandon Longo (@brandonlongo) January 4, 2016
The Baltimore Sun reported:
The 27-year-old Baltimore pastor was charged Dec. 29 with one count of theft under $1,000, according to online court records.
Baltimore County prosecutor Adam Lippe said the charge stems from allegations that West used the bank account routing number of Elias Wilf Corp. on Dolfield Road in Owings Mills “to pay his own bills and send money to his church.”
Lippe said West worked as a truck driver for the flooring company for a short period last summer. The amount allegedly stolen totaled more than $700, he said.
West’s attorney, Donald Wright, called the charge “a false accusation.”
“He denies doing anything illegal or improper,” Wright said.