Anaheim, CA asked in Contracts and Identity Theft for California

Q: CAN THE SHELTER TAKE MY MONEY-AND PUT IN INTO THEIR CHURCH AND HAVE ACCESS TO OUR BANK ACCOUNTS

THE CHURCH OWNS THE HOME I AM STAYING IN--THEY WANT US TO SAVE MONEY-SO THEY TAKE A MAJOR PART OF OUR MONEY AND PUT IT INTO THE CHURCHES SAFE DEPOSIT,IS THIS LEGAL?THEY ALSO HAVE ACCESS TO THE NUMBERS OF OUR BANK ACCOUNTS,

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Thomas A. Grossman

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  • Palm Springs, CA
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A: If the Church owns your home, then I would guess you are renting the home from the Church, and paying rent to the Church. That gives the Church certain rights over the home, but I don't think they have the right to save your money for you unless you gave them that right. The same goes for the Church having your bank account numbers. I would contact the Church immediately and find out just what they are doing. I don't know all the circumstances of your situation, but I would be cautious. Not all Churches are honest. You also a risk that, if you complain about the situation, the Church may evict you from the home. Good Luck.

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