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Robert Hester faces bad check charges in Allentown

By Katie Shank, Senior Producer, KShank@wfmz.com
Published On: Dec 18 2012 12:48:41 PM CST
Updated On: Dec 18 2012 05:14:40 PM CST

Self-proclaimed minister

A self-proclaimed minister who's already accused of fraud..has been slapped with even more charges.

Officials say Robert Hester claims to be a minister at the Pneuma Life Center in Allentown.

Last month he was charged with writing close to a dozen bad checks from the church's account and from the account of another church in Newark, New Jersey.

He's heading to trial on those charges.

Now officials in Allentown have accused him of passing even more bad checks from the churches' account, .totalling more than $11,000.

Police say Hester admitted to writing the checks.

He's also wanted on fraud charges in New Jersey and Delaware.