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STRATFORD, Conn. (AP) – A Stratford pastor has been charged with stealing more than $170,000 from an elderly church member, while police are investigating similar allegations involving other older parishioners.

Stratford police charged 67-year-old Robert Genevicz with felony larceny Tuesday in a case involving a 71-year-old retired teacher and church member.

He posted $50,000 bail.

Genevicz is pastor at Stratford Baptist Church.

He didn’t immediately return a message seeking comment Wednesday.

It’s not clear if he has a lawyer.

The Connecticut Post reports (http://bit.ly/1iBXdH1 ) that Trumbull and Bridgeport police are investigating allegations involving thefts from other elderly parishioners totaling hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Police say Genevicz and a female accomplice allegedly bilked victims out of their life savings and used some of the money to buy a Mercedes and a Hummer.

(© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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