On February 17 KST, Wikitree received a report about a famous idol member’s father reportedly embezzling church funds and low-income children’s lunch expenses.
According to the report, the famous idol’s father, who is a pastor at a church located near Dongdaemun in Seoul, embezzled 320,000,000 KRW (~$270,565.06 USD).
The number of times he embezzled money varied from the cost of rebuilding churches, to paying members of the church, cost of government subsidiaries for the disabled, as well as the payment for welfare services for children.
As news of this came out, the idol members’ father has been fired from his position as pastor and sued by the church. The prosecution is currently investigating the case further.
Witnesses expressed their anger as they revealed that the family went on yearly overseas vacations. “They went on yearly trips. They basically filled their stomachs with the money used for other children’s survival.”
“J” is a famous idol member. She appeared on an idol survival program back in 2017 and made it to the debut class. She is currently promoting under a different girl group.