The News Scroll 22 August 2019  Last Updated at 3:31 am | Source: PTI

Priest accused of stealing nearly USD 100K from parish

Priest accused of stealing nearly USD 100K from parish
Downington (Pennsylvania), Aug 22 (AP) A Pennsylvania Roman Catholic priest is accused of stealing nearly USD 100,000 from his parish and spending it on a beach house and men he met on dating apps.

The Chester County District Attorney''s Office says 56-year-old Monsignor Joseph McLoone was arrested Wednesday for theft from St Joseph''s Catholic Church in Downingtown.

Prosecutors allege the priest diverted funds into secret accounts and misappropriated fees charged to parishioners.

They say McLoone used the money for a beach house in Ocean City, New Jersey, as well as spending it on men he was dating.

Prosecutors allege McLoone gave himself a raise by doubling the amount he collected as a stipend for each Mass, wedding and funeral.

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia says McLoone is on leave and they''re cooperating with authorities.

No attorney is listed in court documents. (AP) RCJ

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