Saturday, May 05, 2007                                                                                       View Comments

Pastor Arrested In Real Estate Scheme

A pastor was arrested at the Sandy, Oregon Public Library on Friday morning and charged with theft and securities fraud.

Detectives from the Oregon State Police and Oregon City Police Department as well as an inspector from the U.S. Postal Inspections Service took Corey Jerry Pritchett, 44, of Sandy into custody around 10:40 a.m. He is being held in Multnomah County jail on 18 counts, including two for aggravated theft, three for selling an unregistered security and three for securities fraud.

Diane Childs, a spokeswoman for the Department of Consumer and Business Services, said she could not elaborate on the charges because “of the ongoing investigation.” But, she said, more charges are expected.

Corey Pritchett and his wife, Vickie, are pastors of Northwest Deliverance Ministries, according to their website, www.northwestdeliverance.com.

Childs said investigators are seeking more information about Corey Pritchett’s activities and ask anyone with information to call the Oregon State Police Northern Command Center dispatch at 1-800-452-7888.

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