Milwaukee priest resigns amid poor accounting of $75,000
August 18, 2009
Father Jeff Thielen, a priest of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee who was ordained in 1974, has resigned his pastorate following an audit that found $75,000 poorly accounted for. The parish’s business manager also resigned. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that “the nature of the mismanagement was not clear … Thielen appeared to have overcompensated himself, which raised tax issues; purchased gift cards as thank-yous for staff and volunteers; and failed to follow the archdiocese's internal controls for financial management.”
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