Prosecutors allege Rev. Westley West used bank account and routing information to steal more than $700 from an employer
BALTIMORE — The Rev. Westley West, a Baltimore pastor running for City Council, said Tuesday that he won't let a theft charge in Baltimore County distract him from pursuing the seat.
West and attorney Donald Wright called a news conference to respond to media reports about the misdemeanor charge filed last week in Baltimore County.
County prosecutors allege that West, 27, used bank account and routing information to steal more than $700 from Elias Wilf Corp. in Owings Mills, where he briefly worked as a truck driver last year.
West, 27, declined to comment directly on the theft allegation.
"The truth needs no support, and therefore I'm not here to speak on the case, but I'm here to move forward," West said, standing outside City Hall with his attorney and several campaign supporters. "The truth takes a while sometimes to reveal itself."