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Updated: 1/27 11:25 am

VACAVILLE, Calif. (AP) - A Northern California pastor suspected of firebombing his ex-girlfriend's home is back in jail after authorities investigating his $500,000 bail posting say they discovered fraud.

Authorities tell The Reporter of Vacaville (http://bit.ly/1bsWBgs) that they arrested 39-year-old Mark Lewis - pastor of the Fellowship Baptist Church in Vacaville - on Friday on suspicion of making a false financial statement, perjury, and attempting to record a false or forged instrument. Lewis posted bail by securing church property. But investigators say the church never filed for nonprofit status and was using the corporation number of another church.

Lewis and three others have been arrested in connection with the Jan. 9 firebombing of Lewis's ex-girlfriend's home. Six people were sleeping inside, including three children, but no one was hurt.


Information from: The Reporter, http://www.thereporter.com


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