Memphis man accused of scamming churches

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - A federal grand jury in Memphis has indicted a man on wire fraud and other charges, accusing him of failing to help churches with building projects after being paid to do it.

The Commercial Appeal reported 32-year-old Charles A. McKuhn Jr. of Memphis operated Commercial Solutions Consulting Corp., Intersec Capital Trust and Taurian Worldwide, Inc. - all from the same mailing address in Cordova.

The indictment claims McKuhn accepted $540,425 from churches in June including Ensley Church of Christ in Birmingham, Ala., and New Anointed Life Ministries in Woodbridge, Va.

Court documents said neither church saw a reduction in debt or received a promised line of credit.

Attorney Blake Ballin, who represents McKuhn, told the newspaper his client looks forward to defending himself in court.

Information from: The Commercial Appeal,

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