Justin Cauley, or Justin the Plumber, found piles of cash and checks on the wall of Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church and alerted the staff. The plumber behind the discovery, Justin Cauley, told NBC affiliate KPRC: “This money is going to help tremendously. KPRC 2 spoke to Houston's Crime Stoppers, who said that, in this case, they were offering the reward only for information leading to an arrest. To receive the reward, the informant would have to contact Crime Stoppers to provide identification information for the alleged thief.
The plumber, identified as Justin, made the discovery when he was removing a toilet in the Lakewood church bathroom in November. Given the time of the case, Crime Stoppers of Houston said that the statute of limitations has expired and that the plumber who made the discovery will not receive any reward money. A plumber says he found a large amount of money on a wall while he was working at the church in November. Representatives from Lakewood Church said in a statement to KPRC-TV that they are grateful for the plumber and expect him to pay the gift forward.
The plumber, identified by NBC Houston affiliate KPRC as Justin Cauley, discovered the money last month while removing a toilet from a church bathroom. The envelopes were discovered behind a loose toilet by the plumber while doing repairs at the Houston church in November.