N.J. Catholic Priest Gets 5-Year Jail for $200,000 Theft

| July 30, 2011

A 65-year-old Catholic priest, recovering from alcoholism and suicidal tendencies, was sentenced Friday to five years in prison by a New Jersey court for stealing $300 a week from the parish for 20 years.

The Rev. Joseph Davis, the former pastor of St. Therese Roman Catholic Church in Succasunna, N.J., admitted to pocketing $300 a week from collections taken at services, Morristown Daily Record reported Saturday.

“Every Sunday when the collection was taken he took his share,” Morris County Assistant Prosecutor Peter Foy was quoted as saying.

Davis, who resigned amid an investigation in July 2010, has been sentenced to five years in prison and will have to serve a little more than one year of the sentence before becoming eligible for parole, according to The Associated Press.



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