One of two Roman Catholic priests charged with theft from a Florida parish’s Sunday collections pleaded guilty, delaying the trial for the second pastor. Prosecutors charge the two men stole more than $8 million over 20 years, first hiding it in the ceiling of St. Vincent Ferrer church, and then spending it on everything from upscale homes to gambling trips to Las Vegas (one priest with his mistress) to a $275,000 rare coin collection.
Who knew there was so much money in collection plates?
Two priests charged with stealing more than $8 million from church over 20 years. One pleads guilty.
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