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324. Authorities charged a black man with arson Monday after he spray-painted “KKK” and a "Swastika" on c... Kansas City MO
Church Arson, Racist Graffiti Were Cover-Up For Theft By Black Employee, Say Feds
Authorities charged a black man with arson Monday after he spray-painted “KKK” and a "Swastika" on church property and set an office chair ablaze to throw off investigators.
Documents filed in Federal court Monday allege that Nathaniel D. Nelson, an employee of the majority black Concord Fortress of Hope Church in Kansas City, Mo., defaced the church with racist graffiti, including a racial slur against black people, and set fire to a chair inside a church office Sunday to conceal his initial crime of stealing money from the church to buy crack cocaine, according to The Kansas City Star. Nelson worked as a maintenance man for the church, and allegedly broke into a vending machine and the church financial office, according to KSHB-TV.