Priest charged with embezzling over €1 mln

| February 8, 2011

A retired clergyman, now 77, presided over several parishes in the Main-Spessart county, faces 50 counts of serious fraud for pocketing €1.088 million that was intended for a Church foundation and the diocese, according to state prosecutors in Würzburg.

Following a raid on his home, police discovered that the retired priest had been hoarding cash donated to the Church as well as a collection of other valuable objects such as rare coins.

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