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Oregon Pastor Arrested on Theft Charges

The joint investigation is continuing and additional charges are expected in Multnomah and other counties.

Corey Jerry Pritchett
Corey Jerry Pritchett
Photo: Oregon State Police

(SANDY, Ore.) - A Sandy-area pastor was arrested Friday morning related to criminal allegations involving multiple victims' real estate transactions.

The ongoing criminal investigation involved federal, state, and local authorities, and a tip line is available for anyone with information regarding the suspect's activities.

At approximately 10:40 AM, 44-year-old Corey Jerry Pritchett, from Sandy, was taken into custody at the Sandy public library by detectives from Oregon State Police and Oregon City Police Department, and a postal inspector from the US Postal Inspections Service.

Pritchett is being lodged in Multnomah County Jail on the following charges:

  • Aggravated Theft (two counts – class B felony)
  • Theft in the First Degree (5 counts – class C felony)
  • Theft in the Second Degree (2 counts – class A misdemeanor)
  • Securities Fraud (3 counts – class B felony)
  • Selling an Unregistered Security (3 counts – class B felony)
  • Sales of Securities by an Unregistered Person (3 counts – class B felony)

The joint investigation is continuing and additional charges are expected in Multnomah and other counties. The following agencies have been involved in this joint investigation:

  • Oregon State Police
  • Department of Consumer and Business Services, Division of Finance and Corporate Securities
  • Oregon Department of Justice
  • Oregon City Police Department
  • Portland Police Bureau
  • United States Postal Service

Investigators are interested in additional information regarding Pastor Pritchett's activities.

Anyone with information regarding the investigation can call Oregon State Police Northern Command Center dispatch at (800) 452-7888.

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Wayne.Dudoward. July 8, 2007 3:13 am (Pacific time)

Oh man... I tell ya,this is really disturbing news to me. I use to live in a northern town in British columbia Canada,Coery has been there a couple of times from what I remember.He seemed like A very honest and pleasent person. If your reading this COREY,i am very deeply saddened and PISSED OFF that you would pull a typical Tel evangelist and RIP people off the you have. Lay hands on yourself man,GET DELIVERED from your own demons,You look like you've lost a considerable amount of weight...what's with that??? if you want to e-mail me,I am at

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