Pastor Pleads Guilty to Selling Food for Poor
From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A church pastor pleaded guilty Thursday to selling food donated for the poor at a swap meet and pocketing the money.
Jose Alanis Cano, 45, pastor of Iglesia Apostolica Fuente de Vida, was sentenced to complete 40 days of community service and pay $5,000 to the San Diego Food Bank.
Cano admitted that during 2003 and 2004 he used church funds to buy the donated food from the food bank and then resold it for a profit at a Spring Valley swap meet.
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