Saturday, January 30, 2010

Wisconsin Priest Accused Of $200K Embezzlement

Rev. Robert Chukwu, 59, was arrested yesterday and charged with embezzling nearly $200,000 from the Diocese of La Crosse and two Crawford County parishes that he served. Authorities believe Chukwu misappropriated $196,000 from St. Mary Parish in Gays Mills and St. Philip Parish in Soldiers Grove and the La Crosse Diocese itself. According to reports, Chukwu, who holds dual citizenship in the U.S. and Nigeria, confessed that he invested parish and diocese money in Nigeria. Authorities allege that Chukwu also sent various items to family members and others in Nigeria.

Read the story here and here.


Anonymous said...

It is sad when people who are supposed to represent God, use this trust for illegal activities but sadly this happens all the time. Many people were defrauded by Wade Phelps a real estate broker in Colorado who claimed to be a Priest ( Unfortunately it seems that you cannot trust anyone; This supposed 'Man of God' later surrendered his real estate license permanently admitting to illegal activities.

Anonymous said...

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