Of course, you would think with God being the creator of natural order, cloning would be far beyond a bible-believing pastor’s comprehension and acceptance, but not this dude.
Pastor Fields here, currently still with the Union Baptist Church in downtown Charleston, S.C., is at the epicenter of a “smart” and “elaborate” auto theft ring involving duplicate titles, stolen VINs from salvaged cars and key switching (hence the “cloning.” Punny, huh?)
Here’s how Fields spends his weekends according to the story when he’s not, you know, nose deep in the Word of God and all:
- Use the VIN from a salvage car to obtain a duplicate title from the Dept. of Motor Vehicles
- [COUGH] “Sell” the vehicle to himself to secure its tags and registration
- Steal a similar vehicle from a dealership lot
- Sell the stolen car with clear title to the poor, unsuspecting schlep… er, the new buyer
Is the economy that bad? Does the Church now have to tolerate pastors becoming entrepreneurs of the dark side to raise an offering to build the new youth hall? Come on!
Fields, 34, was arrested July 1 and charged with four counts of possession of a stolen motor vehicle — two counts in Berkeley County and two in North Charleston. Berkeley County sheriff’s deputies executed a search warrant of Fields’ 1010 Deerberry Road home in Goose Creek and recovered two vehicles bearing tags registered to Fields but VINs that came up stolen, an arrest affidavit shows.
Hmmm… yet, I’ll bet his testimony is that this is a tool from the enemy and “Those ain’t mine” will be exclaimed with vigor – and probably some spittle hitting four or five church mothers in the front row.