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2nd Wilmington priest faces theft charge

August 04, 2011

A priest of the Wilmington, Delaware diocese faces felony charges for allegedly taking over $300,000 from an elderly parishioner.

Father Michael Angeloni solicited the funds from his parishioner, saying that they would be used for charitable purposes. But instead he used the money for other--presumably personal--expenses. Prosecutors did not disclose how Father Angeloni spent the money, but another parishioner testified that the priest had said he was "in trouble" financially.

Father Angelini is the 2nd priest of the Wilmington diocese to face theft charges this year. In February Father Cornelius Breslin was charged with taking over $300,000 from other parishes.


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