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Delaware priest indicted for theft from parish funds

February 04, 2011

A Catholic pastor in Delaware has been indicted on charges of theft and falsifying records, with prosecutors charging that he made personal use of parish funds.

Father Cornelius Breslin wrote checks to himself amounting to more than $358,000 from the accounts of two parishes in Wilmington, prosecutors say. The attorney general of Delaware began an investigation of the parish finances after receiving a report from the Wilmington diocese indicating that something was amiss.


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