Colleges offer church management programs to protect church tills from embezzlers

Friday, February 22, 2008 | 3:02 p.m. CST; updated 4:51 p.m. CDT, Monday, July 21, 2008

PHILADELPHIA — The globe-trotting priest from Connecticut drove a Jaguar, shopped at Bergdorf Goodman and bought jewelry from Cartier, all of it with money stolen from his church’s coffers. By the time the parish finance council caught on, he had embezzled $1.3 million.