Detroit Catholic priest charged with stealing cash

A Roman Catholic priest is charged with stealing money from a fund set up to help poor people in Detroit, Hamtramck and Highland Park.
AP Wire
Feb 12, 2014


The Wayne County prosecutor said the Rev. Timothy Kane and an accomplice approved false applications to the Angel Fund and pocketed thousands of dollars over a four-year period.

The Angel Fund is run by the Archdiocese of Detroit and funded by a single donor. It has granted more than $17 million to needy people since 2005.

Prosecutor Kym Worthy announced many charges against Kane on Tuesday. She didn't say how much money Kane may have received. The embezzlement charge covers theft of less than $20,000.

Kane, a priest since 1982, couldn't immediately be reached for comment. Archdiocese spokesman Ned McGrath said the allegations are disappointing.



Just another step to show that the church is just as corrupt as politician. People need to understand a church is nothing more than a money making corperation. Just like a hospital they will do what ever they can do for you until your money runs out then you are throw to the curb and the next person with money shows up. People need to look at the broad picture. Churchs are not safe for anyone. Our wonderful country is turning into trust no one.




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