Con man sentenced for bilking Ohio priest
Catholic World News - May 28, 2013
An Ohio man has been sentenced to a year in prison after pleading guilty to obtaining over $100,000 by fraud from a local priest.
Brian Gaster admitted that he had duped a parish priest, telling him that he urgent needed money to care for a sick child, and then to pay ransom for a kidnap victim. The priest supplied the money from his parish funds and from his personal savings.
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Our Fall Campaign
Progress toward our year-end goal ($168,671 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!
Posted by: mcomstoc6740 -
May. 29, 2013 6:50 AM ET USA
The Plain Dealer saya that his sentence is 7 years, not one.........
Posted by: [email protected] -
May. 28, 2013 8:10 PM ET USA
This is why financial councils and closer control of parish funds are needed. This would not happen this way if forced to go through the process to review expenditure of large funds. No checks and balances.