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Man who said he was missionary accused in $30M scam that was supposed to send Bibles to China

A Georgia man who is considered a fugitive has been indicted on accusations that he “misdirected” $30 million from Christians who thought they were buying Bibles for China, prosecutors said Tuesday.

Instead, Jason Gerald Shenk used $1 million in payments to an online gambling site; bought diamonds, gold, life insurance policies and made payments to his family farm, officials say.

Jill Steinberg, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia, in a statement called the case “an egregious breach” of trust.