Monday, February 7, 2011

Delaware Catholic Pastor Accused Of Embezzling $358K

The Rev. Cornelius J. Breslin, 59, of New Castle County, Delaware has been charged with embezzling more than $358,000 from two parishes he oversaw, St. Patrick and St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception. Authorities alleged that between July 2009 and August 2010, Breslin wrote checks to himself from the accounts of both parishes. Breslin has been charged with two felony charges of theft over $100,000 and two misdemeanor charges of falsifying business records. According to media reports, Senator Joe Biden in 2004 regularly attended Mass at St. Patrick's.

Read the story here and here.

Update (7/7/11): Breslin pleaded guilty yesterday to one count of felony theft over $100,000.  He is scheduled to be sentenced September 23, 2011.

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