“A purported Norcross church leader was arrested Wednesday after authorities said she posed as a lawyer and accountant, stealing money from clients.
Melva Washington, 60, of Duluth, was arrested at the Anointed Vision Church in the 6100 block of Atlantic Boulevard, Channel 2 Action News reported. She faces two counts of first-degree forgery, four counts of false statements or writings and three counts of unauthorized practice of law, according to Gwinnett County jail records.
Washington is also believed to have given clients fake Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, or DACA, paperwork. One victim told Channel 2 he paid $1,200 for the documents.
Washington was denied bond Thursday and remains in the Gwinnett jail.”