Priest Pleads Guilty To Theft From Parishioner

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) -- A Roman Catholic priest in Delaware has
pleaded guilty to stealing more than $300,000 from an elderly
parishioner.

Prosecutors say the Rev. Michael Angeloni pleaded guilty to one count of theft of more than $100,000. The News Journal of Wilmington reports that Angeloni faces up to 15 years in prison when he is sentenced in February.

Prosecutors say Angeloni stole the money from a parishioner of the Church of the Holy Child, where he served as assistant pastor.
They say Angeloni solicited money from the victim to pay certain
expenses but used the money for other purposes. The investigation
began in February after Wilmington Trust noticed suspicious
activity on the victim's account.

The diocese suspended Angeloni from exercising his priestly duties or dressing as a priest in April.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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